Zealous Pharisees and scribes condemned her and demanded she be
stoned. But Jesus dispersed them, saying if there was one among them who
was so devoid of sin, he could cast the
Then those who heard it, being
convicted by their conscience,
went out one by one, beginning
with the oldest even to the last.
And Jesus was left alone, and the
woman standing in the midst.
When Jesus had raised Himself up
and saw no one but the woman, He
said to her, “Woman, where are
those accusers of yours? Has no
one condemned you?” She said,
“No one, Lord.” And Jesus said to
her, “Neither do I condemn you;
go and sin no more” (vv. 9–11).
There was no circle of scowling executioners stoning the poor woman to
12 MARCH/APRIL 2012
Elwood McQuaid is consulting editor for The Friends of Israel.
death that day. Before Jesus, she found
grace and mercy with the admonition
to be pure.
As we remember the resurrection of
our Lord from the dead this time of year,
we might well recall that it was Mary
Magdalene, a formerly demon-possessed
woman delivered from a notorious past,
who was first to meet the risen Savior
outside the empty tomb. Yes, there really
is a difference between Christianity and
other faiths. And we cannot be ignorant
or indifferent to it because it is a difference that changes lives.
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