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John 8:6-8 What did Jesus write in the sand?

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To some degree this is a speculation thread, musing is encouraged!

 

I had one of those light bulb moments.

 

John 8:6-8:

 

6 This they said to test him, that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground. 7 And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.” 8 And once more he bent down and wrote on the ground.

 

Some say Jesus wrote each of the sins of those which were about to cast the first stone. Quite frankly, the issue I have with that and with the Johannine Comma is the message conveyed from this speculation, should anyone that has ever committed sin not stand for the condemnation of anyone else in the face of Justice (capital punishment)?

 

The second speculation, and one which I just thought up came after reading John 1:1:

 

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.

 

Here's my musing: In Genesis 1 when the Father spoke the Word the Son was revealed. Could Jesus of writ His name in the Sand? That is, here's my name tag, fellas, the one who was and who never sinned. That God which now stood before them as a witness?

 

Enjoy!

 

God bless,

William 

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The number to Dominoes?

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1 minute ago, Origen said:

The number to Dominoes.

Because those accusers "couldn't deliver" at least two witnesses required by Law?

 

You're brilliant Origen!

 

Imagine that, if you will, Jesus got someone off on a technicality. Would a divine attorney defend someone if they knew that they were guilty because of a technicality? We're all in big trouble if not.

 

God bless,

William

 

 

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