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Jesus Forgives A Woman Taken In Adultery: Should This Be In The Bible?

This story, beloved for its revelation of God's mercy toward sinners, is found only in John. It was almost certainly not part of John's original Gospel. The NIV separates this passage off from the rest of the Gospel with the note, "The earliest and most reliable manuscripts and other ancient witnesses do not have John 7:53--8:11." That is, the earliest Greek manuscripts, the earliest translations and the earliest church fathers all lack reference to this story. Furthermore, some manuscripts place it at other points within John (after 7:36, 7:44 or 21:25), others include it in the Gospel of Luke (placing it after Luke 21:38), and many manuscripts have marks that indicate the scribes "were aware that it lacked satisfactory credentials" (Metzger 1994:189). Furthermore, it contains many expressions that are more like those in the Synoptic Gospels than those in John.

Source: http://www.biblegateway.com/resources/commentaries/index.php?action=getCommentaryText&cid=4&source=1&seq=i.50.7.7

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By this standard, would it be OK for me to make up a story now about Jesus and have it added into the bible? Just as the inventor of the "Woman caught in Adultery" story made up this story to make a point, I would be equally justified in making one up to make a moral or theological point.

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[center]The point I want you to see is the lesson you learn from it. The story simply shows that God is A loving God. He is always ready to forgive anybody that comes to him.

 Forget about the past.He is ready to save evry sinner that asks for it.[/center]

         [center] [center]www.dword4us.blogspot.com[/center]

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[center]The point I want you to see is the lesson you learn from it. The story simply shows that God is A loving God. He is always ready to forgive anybody that comes to him.

  Forget about the past.He is ready to save evry sinner that asks for it.[/center]

           [center]www.dword4us.blogspot.com[/center]

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@topic,

Yes sir,your majesty or you want it written in the book of Sat-guru Mahraji?

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No, but I have a penchant for knowing where some people want to (mis)lead others to.

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Stop wasting your time.

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