The British Orthodox Church

within the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate




 
Thread Rating:
  • 0 Votes - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Law and repentance
27-04-2010, 01:28 PM
Post: #3
 
Dear Antony-Paul,

Instinctively I am with your line of thought, although I understand the other point of view.

Here, Our Lord's dealings with the woman taken in adultery seem highly relevant.

To prove adultery in Jewish law was difficult; either confession or being caught in flagrante were necessary. In St. John's Gospel we have the latter. The penalty of the law was quite clear - she should be stoned to death.

This, of course, is why the Pharisees presented it to the Lord. He'd being going round preaching forgveness, so either He had to do that here - and be called a law-breaker; or He had to do what the Law of Moses demanded, in which case where was all that forgiveness stuff then?

Of course, being the Lord, He found God's way. When no one there was without sin and therefore able to condemn, neither did He. But He didn't just say, 'Have a nice day', He told her, as He tells us, to sin no more.

We are called to repentance - and forgiveness.

In Christ,

John

In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. (1 John 4:10)
Quote


Messages In This Thread
Law and repentance - John Charmley - 27-04-2010, 12:16 PM
RE: Law and repentance - Zhane Canalpan - 19-12-2012, 04:10 AM
RE: Law and repentance - DanielM - 27-07-2013, 12:08 AM
[] - Antony-Paul - 27-04-2010, 01:17 PM
[] - John Charmley - 27-04-2010 01:28 PM
law and repentance - kirk yacoub - 07-05-2010, 10:16 AM
[] - John Charmley - 08-05-2010, 01:45 PM
[] - Fr Gregory - 09-05-2010, 05:41 AM
[] - John Charmley - 09-05-2010, 11:32 AM
law and repentance - kirk yacoub - 13-05-2010, 08:24 AM
[] - Fr Gregory - 16-05-2010, 03:15 AM
[] - John Charmley - 16-05-2010, 07:28 AM
[] - Fr Gregory - 16-05-2010, 09:41 PM
[] - John Charmley - 17-05-2010, 06:10 AM
[] - Fr Gregory - 17-05-2010, 06:50 AM
[] - Fr Simon - 17-05-2010, 09:21 AM
[] - Antony-Paul - 17-05-2010, 09:41 AM
[] - John Charmley - 17-05-2010, 09:19 PM
[] - Fr Gregory - 18-05-2010, 05:49 AM
[] - Fr Simon - 18-05-2010, 08:47 AM
[] - Antony-Paul - 18-05-2010, 09:50 AM
[] - Fr Simon - 18-05-2010, 04:11 PM
law and repentence - kirk yacoub - 19-05-2010, 08:40 AM
[] - Fr Gregory - 20-05-2010, 09:31 PM
[] - John Charmley - 22-05-2010, 08:35 AM
[] - Fr Simon - 22-05-2010, 08:54 AM
law and repentance - kirk yacoub - 22-05-2010, 09:24 AM



Twitter: britishorthodox | Contact: info@britishorthodox.org | © The British Orthodox Church 2012 all rights reserved