|Posted on 13 November, 2020 at 13:40|
The Pharisees again try to catch Jesus out. He confounds them and deals with the woman: "Neither do I condemn you, go and sin no more."
Compare with John 3: 17-18. Not to condemn but to save.
In the rest of chapter 8 he makes clear his oneness with the Father, and his pre-existence with God.
Only by believing him can we be saved from our sins (v24). Again compare with John 3:16.
So far in John we've seen the theme of Jesus being misunderstood because people think in earthly terms:
*Nicodemus and being born again;
*Samaritan woman and living water;
*Purpose of Sabbath;
*Bread of Life;
*Relationship with God.
*We can also fall into the trap of trying to make Jesus' words fit our earthly understanding.*