Sunday Morning Sermon Series:  “Guilty Accusers”  John 7:53-8:11
This jewel of a passage has mystery and debate about where and whether or not it should be in our Bibles. However, scholars for centuries have agreed and acknowledged that its place in the canon is appropriate. It may seem a bit or a lot disjointed but the surrounding verses in John (it’s sometimes placed after Luke 21:38) could indicate its more natural place. No matter where it best fits, its authenticity is acknowledged throughout Christendom. This passage both warns the trappings of sin (especially of the accusers), and the mercy and compassion of God (especially to the outcasts). Jesus is compassionate but His love and mercy never come at the expense of His righteous judgment. Justice delayed is not justice denied. Justice delayed allows for mercy to be applied.

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