The Old Testament is filled with predictions of Jesus’ birth and many details about him.
Jesus and Paul both spoke about the fact that the prophets were killed for their words. He also made the connection that the Scribes, Pharisees, and Sadducees were descendants of those murderers.
That kind of atrocity is still taking place, being condoned, and even celebrated to this day.
When the woman was caught in the act of adultery, it’s true that Jesus spoke words that made those that condemned her drop their stones and walk away.
Did that mean he condoned the act of adultery itself?
Quite the contrary!
His parting words to the adulteress should ring in our ears throughout eternity: “Go and sin NO MORE.” (Emphasis mine.)
He didn’t love her AND the sin she had committed. What He did was to give her a second chance. A way out of the death sentence she had brought upon herself. A chance to start over fresh and get it right this time.
We DO serve a God of love, and of compassion, and of forgiveness. We don’t deny nor forget that.
But we also serve a God of justice, and of authority, and of holiness. And THAT is the part we had better remember.
He loves the homosexual… but hates the sin that mars them.
Also, He loves the woman who has victimized herself with abortion… but hates the sin that mars her.
He loves without prejudice, no matter what the sin. But the fact is, if sin weren’t that big a deal, He would not have had to lay aside His deity, walk this earth in flesh, and take on the entire sin-debt of the world as our once-and-for-all sacrifice on the cross of Calvary!
BUT HE DID IT!
Now we have a righteous sacrifice already made to pay for the sins we repent of and turn from.
So repent! His return is pressing closer each day. Since even the angels in Heaven don’t know when that great and final day will be, we shouldn’t take the chance at assuming we have plenty of time to get right with Him.
Tomorrow may be too late!
Don’t let the gift He left for you with such great love be wasted another day.