CASTING STONES IS WRONG
CONDEMNING OTHERS WILL HAVE YOU CONDEMNED
Let us begin, shall we? You may have heard the saying before, Those who live in glass houses shouldnít throw stones. This is the story that explains the truth of this saying very well.
Jesus went unto the Mount of Olives. And early in the morning he came again into the
temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught
them. And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in
adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, They say unto him,
Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses
in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest
thou? This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse
him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground,
as though he heard them not. So when they continued asking him, he
lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among
you, let him first cast a stone at her.
And again he stooped down, and
wrote on the ground. And they which heard it, being convicted by their
own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even
unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the
midst. When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman,
he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man
condemned thee? She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her,
Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
CASTING STONES CONCERNS
DON'T GET CAUGHT CONDEMNING OTHERS
After this incident Jesus continued to teach the
people in the Temple, saying,
I am the light of the world.
He that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but
shall have the light of life. The Pharisees objected to the Words of
Jesus and accused Him of being a liar. Jesus answered, Though I
testify of my own self, still, what I say is true. I know where I came
from and where Iím going, but you canít tell where I came from and
where I go. You judge after the flesh, I judge no man, and yet if I
judge, my judgment is true, for I am not alone, but I and the Father
that sent me. It is also written in your law, that the testimony of
two men is true (Deuteronomy 17:6). I am one that testifies of myself,
and the Father that sent me testifies of me.
Then they said to Him, Where is your Father? Jesus answered, You donít
know me or my Father. If you had known me, you would have known my
Father also. Iíll go my way, and you will look for me, and shall die
in your sins. Where I go, you cannot come. The Jewish people wondered
if Jesus was talking about killing Himself. Jesus continued, You are
from beneath, I am from above. You are of this world, I am not of this
world. This is why I say that you shall die in your sins, because if
you donít believe that I am HE, you shall die in your sins.
Then they asked Him, Who are you? Jesus replied, The same that I told
you from the beginning. I have many things to say and to judge of you:
but He that sent me is true, and I speak to the world those things
which I have heard from Him. They didnít understand that He was
speaking of God. Then Jesus said, When you have lifted up (crucified)
the Son of man, then youíll know that I am HE, and that I do nothing
of myself, but as my Father has taught me, these are the things I
And He that sent me is with me, the Father hasnít left me alone,
because I always do those things that please Him.
As he spoke these words, many believed in Him. Then Jesus said to
those Jews who believed, If you continue in my Word, then you are my
disciples indeed, and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall
make you free. They answered Him, We are Abraham's seed, and were
never in bondage to any man: how can you say, You shall be made free?
Jesus answered them, Truly, truly, I say to you, Whoever commits sin
is the servant of sin. And the servant doesnít abide in the house for
ever, but the Son abides forever. If the Son therefore shall make you
free, you shall be free indeed. I know that youíre Abraham's seed; but
you seek to kill me, because my Word has no place in you. I speak that
which I have seen with my Father: and you do that which you have seen
with your father.
They answered, Abraham is our father. Jesus said, If you were
Abraham's children, you would do the works of Abraham. But now you
seek to kill me, a man that has told you the truth, which I have heard
of God. Abraham didnít do this. You do the deeds of your father.
(Jesus was implying that they sure werenít acting like Abraham, so
they must not be the children of Abraham. You can imagine that this
angered them quite deeply.)
Then they said to Him, We are not born of
fornication, we have one Father, that is God. Jesus answered, If God
were your Father, you would love me, because I came from God; not of
my own will, but He sent me. Why do you not understand my speech?
Because you cannot hear my Word. I bet they wish they had listened to Him now.
CASTING STONES WARNING
CONDEMNING OTHERS DANGER
Here comes the clincher. Jesus said, You are of your father the devil,
and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the
beginning, and didnít live in the truth, because there is no truth in
him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and
the father of it. And because I tell you the truth, you donít believe
me. Which of you convinces me of sin? And if I say the truth, why
donít you believe me? He that is of God hears God's Words. You donít
hear them, because you are not of God.
Then the Jews answered, Isnít it the truth when we say that you are a
Samaritan, and you have a devil? Jesus answered, I have not a devil;
but I honor my Father, and you dishonor me. I donít seek my own glory.
There is One that seeks and judges. Truly, truly, I say to you, If a
man keeps my Word, he shall never see death.
Then the Jews said to Him, Now we know that you have a devil. Abraham
is dead, and the Prophets are too, and you say, If a man keeps my
Word, he shall never taste of death. Are you greater than our father
Abraham, which is dead and the Prophets which are dead? Who do you
think you are?
Jesus answered, If I honor myself, my honor is nothing: it is my
Father that honors me, of whom you say, that He is your God, yet you
have not known Him, but I know Him, and if I should say, I donít know
Him, I would be a liar like you, but I know Him, and keep His Word.
Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was
Then the Jews said, You are not even fifty years old, and have you
Jesus answered, Truly, truly, I tell you, Before Abraham was, I am.
Then they took up stones to cast at Him, but Jesus hid Himself, and
went out of the Temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed
Remember earlier, Jesus defended the woman who they
were about to stone, and said, He that is without sin among you, let
him first cast a stone at her. None did. But when it came to judging
the One who is sinless, suddenly they all made Jesus the sinner, and
they became sinless in their minds. How did they do that math?
CASTING STONES IS WRONG AND TO AVOID GOD CONDEMING YOU, IT IS BEST NOT TO GET CAUGHT CASTING STONES AT OTHERS BY OUR LORD.BEWARE CASTING STONES WHICH IS CONDEMING OTHERS
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