What did Jesus mean when He said 'he who is without sin can cast the first stone'?


John 8:1 - 11

ESV - 1 But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 2 Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him, and he sat down and taught them.

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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
Jesus' statement "If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her" is found in John 8. Jesus was teaching in the temple when the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him ...

July 01 2013 7 responses Vote Up Share Report

Data Rev. David Ray Thornbrough
I would answer the question from within with God's word. Where it says "We
have all sin and have fallen short of the glory of God." [Rom.3:23]

February 22 2015 2 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Dean Fugett
Jesus knew that the motives of the accusers were insincere, another effort to entrap him. He revealed that they were all guilty of sin and needed to be honest with themselves. Even these hypocrites had to deal with the obvious consequences of their actions if they were to cast a stone after Jesus’ statement. We should all reflect on effects of our actions before we start casting stones - literally or spiritually.

October 03 2019 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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