Q. In John 8:10-11 Jesus is quoted: “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” “No one, sir,” she said. “Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.”
Was Jesus really saying, “If you continue in your sin of adultery, I may not be here to save you again from stoning?” In reality we can not stop sinning all together until we are perfected in heaven.
For another question: John 10:30 Jesus said, “I and the Father are one.” Does this mean that when Jess was raised from the dead on the third day after his death, he in fact raised himself from the dead? I believe the Bible says that God the Father raised him but he is God also.
A. According to the Law, in the absence of 2 witnesses Jesus could not condemn the woman (Deut. 17:6). In telling her to leave her life of sin, He was saying, “Stop committing adultery.”
By exercising His Godly powers Jesus could have avoided being arrested, He could have walked out of jail, He could have withstood the beatings He took without a scratch, and even detached Himself from the cross and walked away unharmed.
But in order to save us He had to confine Himself to His human state and rely on the power of God, just like you and I do. When you stop to think that He had to make a moment by moment choice to deny His power to save Himself and endure the pain and suffering required to pay the penalty for our sins, it makes what He did even more remarkable.
He said, “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13)