Chapter 8: The Sympathetic Savior

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As the world around us embraces sexuality without bounds, we see Jesus in
John’s Gospel simply say to the adulterous woman, “go and sin no more.”
(John 8:11). He doesn’t condone her sinful lifestyle choices, but He
doesn’t reject her as a person either. He is sympathetic to both her need
as well as her shortcomings. He addresses her need with His Gospel, and
her shortcomings with His Law. Likewise with us. Jesus knows we are
sinners, and yet He loves us anyway. His Law calls us to holiness, and His
Gospel forgives when we fail.