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Are Leviticus and John contradicting each other?

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Hi everyone 🙂

So I was doing some research for a devotion/speech I have to do and I came across John 8: 1-11. In a nutshell, this woman committed adultery and the Pharisees were going to stone her. Then Jesus came in and said not to because we aren’t worthy of judging others and then let the woman go. But in Leviticus 20:10 it says “If a man commits adultery with the wife of his neighbor, both the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.” Can someone help me understand this?

February 26, 2016 at 12:06
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Leviticus was written when Old Testament Law was still in place. While Jesus was here he fulfilled the law (in other words, lived a perfect, sinless life). Because of that, his death provided atonement for our sins. Therefore, we are now under grace, not law. That doesn’t mean we can go do whatever we want and go ask for forgiveness later. We should still try our best to be holy. But, when we do make mistakes, God will forgive us. I recommend reading Romans chapters 5-7. I hope this helps.

March 10, 2016 at 12:02


Caroline, theres 7 laws, all found in scripture. Like the law of sin and death (Romans 8:2) and much more. He couldn’t haw stoned her because there wasn’t 2 or 3 witnesses as commanded in the Torah. Besides, that isn’t there in many older manuscripts. And the Pharisees and Scribes were testing him too.

March 14, 2016 at 10:29
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