Tag Archives: John 8

“I Wasn’t Planning an Execution by Stoning”

God tells us to speak the truth about all kinds of immoral behaviour — this verse is not some kind of moral gag order. Continue reading

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Did Jesus Abolish the Death Penalty in John 8?

Jesus’ reference to “cast the first stone” was an affirmation of the Old Testament teaching on capital punishment. Continue reading

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The “Pericope Adulterae” and the Oldest Manuscripts

“Oldest is best” becomes problematic when “oldest” is a moving target and the new “oldest” doesn’t agree with the previous “oldest.” It makes your previous “oldest is best” assertion look pretty silly, and makes one wonder what the next “oldest” they discover is going to say…. Continue reading

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