Okay… Just felt like talking about this business of stoning sinners in just very few words.
That is often where the masses derive pleasure from! They want to see people bleed, cry and get punished… Why that? A man who just came down from a woman this minute loves throwing stones on a man who was caught stealing from a store! We call it jungle justice right? Well… Maybe, there is no justice in the jungle! Maybe the rule of the jungle is “do as much as you can do but never ever be caught!”… They call it wisdom to sin in secret or sin differently. For instance, lots of people are quick to condemn those caught in homosexual act because it seems their own sin is a little bit different from theirs! Is there any different sin? Well, God made it clear that every sin is an abomination to Him. In Leviticus 18:22, the Scriptures says
“You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.”
Okay… Would we say homosexualism more abomination than other? No! Lets see another portion of the scripture. Proverbs 6:16-19
“There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers. “
Now you see? Sin is sin… There is no bigger or smaller sin… None is more abomination than the other!
Sinners stone sinners and they call it “jungle justice”. Now I understand why it is not in my nature to condemn people… Because I am not an animal… I don’t belong to the jungle! I don’t have an ordinary heart, my heart got changed and my mind is always experiencing renewal by God’s word. I am so different and I know it! I don’t stone sinners, I can’t stone sinners and I won’t stone sinners.
Check it out… It is only hypocrites and Pharisees that always catch people in sin, why? Because their only concern is to catch people in sin even when they too are lost in secret sins! But when Jesus legalized Peter to always catch men, he was not appointed to catch men in sin but to catch them for Christ! You can’t be busy spying people when you’re connected to God!
All my life… I want to catch people for Christ and not to catch them in sin! Why? Because the act of sin is a result of the sin nature… Whether you act it or not, if you’re not born again you’re a sinner!
A sinner doesn’t need the stones… They need the ” Go and sin no more” therapy… It can only come from Jesus and we can only administer it to people when we have Jesus!
When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” John 8:7
“Do not judge, or you will be judged.” Matthew 7:1
“You therefore have no excuse, you who pass judgment on another. For on whatever grounds you judge the other, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things.” Romans 2:1
A heart like Jesus…