She said, “No one, Lord.”
And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.”
In John chapter 8, this woman who was caught in the act of adultery was brought to Jesus. These religious leaders tell Jesus that Moses in the law commanded such to be stoned, but what do you say. Jesus tells them whoever is without sin throw the first stone. They all from the oldest to the youngest being convicted by their own conscience walk away. Then Jesus turns to her and asks, “Has no one condemned you?”
After she responds that no one remained to condemn her, Jesus responds in the above verse that He did not condemn her either, but that she should go and sin no more. This is our Jesus. He came to this world, not to condemn us for the sin that we have already committed, but to pull us out of that sin.
The body of Christ has often gone from one side of the ditch to the other on this issue. They try to pass judgement on sinners, which we have all sinned, or they don’t address the dangers of living a life of sin. Just like Jesus we should not pass judgment on people’s sins they have committed, we are not the judge, but we should also, like Jesus, tell people to stop living in sin, for doing so will only bring death as scripture reveals. Jesus came to free us from a lifestyle of sin.