A Modern Retelling of John 8:1-11
This is simply a modern retelling of John 8:1-11 about the woman caught in adultery. I think this speaks for itself.
A Man Caught in Homosexuality
Jesus returned to the City, but early the next morning he was back again at Church. A crowd soon gathered, and he sat down and taught them. As he was speaking, the religious teachers and leaders brought a man who had been caught in the act of sodomy. They put him in front of the crowd.
“Teacher,” they said to Jesus, “this man was caught in the act of sodomy. The Bible says this sin is punishable by death. What do you say?”
They were trying to trap him into saying something they could use against him, but Jesus stooped down and wrote in the dust with his finger. They kept demanding an answer, so he stood up again and said, “All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!” Then he stooped down again and wrote in the dust.
When the accusers heard this, they slipped away one by one, beginning with the oldest, until only Jesus was left in the middle of the crowd with the man. Then Jesus stood up again and said to the man, “Where are your accusers? Didn’t even one of them condemn you?”
“No, Lord,” he said.
And Jesus said, “Neither do I. Go and sin no more.”
Based on the New Living Translation
I should probably make a number of qualifying statements for this but I think it stands on its own. Ten pages of footnotes would detract from the power of the simplicity. You can bring up a number of objections to my retelling, but, I believe it is theologically sound. I pick this particular issue out of many that I could have. I could just as easily retell the story with any number of other sins. The woman who had an abortion, the couple that got divorced etc… This passage came to mind while I was reading a blog post entitled, “Is Homosexuality the Worst Sin of All?”