Saturday, 28 March 2015

opinion

Laurence Cawley BBC News The Jedi and the Bishop: two men from Essex, two religious outlooks

John Pavlovitz 6 Reasons Stone-Throwing Christians May Need To Retire “Go And Sin No More”

Andrew Lightbown Secular utilitarianism 1 – Agape 0; the problems with Baber’s scheme

Christopher Howse The Telegraph Mozarabic chant in deepest Suffolk

Posted by Peter Owen on Saturday, 28 March 2015 at 11:00am GMT | TrackBack
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John Pavlovits is a pastor after my own heart - one who sees Jesus as Shepherd rather than Judge - in His advice to the woman 'caught in adultery'.

It may well be that his warning: "Go, and sin no more" would have been advice that her further indulgence in this collusion with adulterous men would only end up in further death-threats from the moral establishment - her self-appointed tribunal.

Jesus was concerned for her safety and well-being - rather than threatening her with Hell-fire!

Posted by: Father Ron Smith on Sunday, 29 March 2015 at 11:23am BST

The one telling the "caught in adultery" woman to sin no more was JESUS, not some other human (hypocritical) sinner. If we don't have Jesus's omniscience---not to mention his all-loving heart!---we shouldn't put ourselves in a position of here's-looking-down-at-you moral superiority. "Go and Sin No More"? Only if said into a MIRROR!

Posted by: JCF on Monday, 30 March 2015 at 8:51am BST
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