Tue | Dec 12, 2017

Stop twisting the Word of God!

Published:Thursday | October 26, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

Regarding your Letter of the Day, I would like to elaborate on the "woman caught in the act of adultery" and the reason Yahusha (Jesus) handled it in the way He did.

According to Leviticus 20:10, both the adulterer and the adulteress were to be put to death. You will recall that only the woman was brought to Yahusha by the hypocritical churchmen of that time, who were well acquainted with the instructions contained in the Torah. But this was just another one of their ploys to try and trap Yahusha into breaking His own laws.

We do not know what Yahusha wrote in the ground twice, but whatever it was, it caused the hypocrites to slink away one by one. Without the adulterous man present, the penalty could not be applied to the woman only. Yahusha could only therefore admonish her to "go and sin no more". He was not condoning the sin, but he could not apply His law unfairly.

Thankfully, the curse of the Law (death by stoning) is no longer administered since Yahusha died in our place. However, this does not mean that adultery and homosexuality and other transgressions are permissible. They will still have to be accounted for on the great Judgment Day Romans 14:10-12

Shalom

Fay Bangerter