Jesus is the Light not the Law

John 8: 10 When Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her, “Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?” 11 She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.”12 Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”

Deuteronomy 8: 6 ‘I am the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 7 ‘You shall have no other gods before Me.

Deuteronomy 8: 18 ‘You shall not commit adultery.19 ‘You shall not steal.

In the above scene, they bought the adulterer to Jesus for stoning practice. The focus by Pharisees was the Law, and the punishment and justice if the law was transgressed. Despite what the elite theologians would say, the foundation of the law is loving God and the Ten commandments. The law is primarily the law written on stones and not the other laws written on paper.

Prostitution in the bible is sin because it is actually committing adultery because the men supposed to be married. But where was the man?

Jesus stooped down and wrote on the stone. If they had seen the God’s little finger writing on the stone and the words appearing, they would have bowed down to God. But they didn’t. When the law was given and Moses went down the mountains, it resulted in lawlessness and widespread of demonic faith worship. Therefore, when the summary of the law is given, to love God, and love others as ourselves, just like the Jews, we would begin to love other gods, and say that god has many names.

But Jesus writing on the ground, on the hardened rock, did not perturbed them, He stood down again to write on the ground. When God wrote the law on the tablets the second time (Moses broke it the first name), Moses spent 40 days with God, to behold the loveliness of God. Prior, at the burning bush, the meeting was casual. The law was not God’s best. It was relationship with Him.

There are those who claim to be wise and reworded the letter of the law into the “love commandments” because they broke every part of it and now justifies it by saying it is about love. We break the greatest of the law (and hence all the laws), by worshiping other gods, other spiritual deities. There is no revelation between the God of Israel for 40 days if Moses had sat down with another god!

So the wear white people with their very high notion of self righteousness, came to Jesus with law, to God Himself who wrote the law they try to see who is holier. They kept on condemning. It was no condemnation that led to sin no more, and not the other way around. It interesting that the law written on the tablets which God wanted men to remember and was the only laws written by God did not mention homosexuality? why? because it was only an abomination in the context of worshiping other gods, ie Baal which was the predominant pagan faith. So, the first commandment was violated already in this context.

Prostitution is sin, because it is adultery because the men were supposed to be married. That was again the context of the discussions between the disciples and Jesus of the impossibility of not going to the prostitutes when Jesus criticized the Pharisees for divorcing their wives because surely they were forsaking their wives for the beautiful prostitute. Jesus extended the law to the wear white pharisees by saying even divorce constitute adultery at the heart of it. Then, Jesus mentioned Gays, or born eunuchs, the very first time (Mat 19:11-12). It was not about celibacy by human effort, but they were born thus from their mother’s womb. ie with no natural desire for women in the context.

When the Pharisees or the ancient wear whites left the scene, Jesus declared “I am the Light” in contrast to the darkness of the world. The light, the whiteness and purity didn’t come by adhering to the law and wearing white, but came when Jesus forgave us and gave us no condemnation. But Jesus had to pay for all the promises at the Cross of Calvary. When He forgave the woman and asked her go and sin no more, he took a rain check on the Cross, ie He bore the women’s sin at the Cross of Calvary.

The Wear white pharisees greatest sin was adultery and sexual temptation. Jesus criticized them for their easy divorce. In Singapore, they consider being gay as a choice. But the real moral choice is the massive red light district in Geylang by straight people. Just like the pharisees of old, we also didn’t bring the man when bringing the prostitute to Jesus for stoning. And of course, there was direct foreign influence, because the prostitutes in Geylang were mainly foreigners.

Right after adultery, the law says “thou shall not steal”. The wear white pharisees stole. They stole from the people, from the money collected at the temples. The modern day wear white have stolen from gays. They have put all their own sins on gays, and call being gay a sin. But the law always come back at them. Jesus even extended the no adultery rule to no divorce for the pharisees. They try to hide their sins, the darkness referred by Jesus compared to Him being the light (after He condemned the Pharisees), because by condemning gays in the modern context, Love Singapore effectively bring themselves into hidden darkness.

Love Singapore has stolen from gays. They have broken God’s law. They have stolen our lives, our relationships, the right to love and be loved. Their own sins will be exposed just as Jesus wrote the specific sins of the pharisees on tablets which meant that He would have written the names of each Pharisee who had broken the law next to the law itself. If do not we want our names to be written in stone tablets, for sure condemnation, let us not wear white knowing that it will lead to darkness, for only Jesus is the Light of the World .

When we wear white in front of Jesus, in contrast to His glory, majesty, radiance, and pure light, when shone on our lives, we would actually look black and be in darkness. Therefore, put on no condemnation, put on Christ and not wear white by our own self righteousness for our white is black when seen in God’s burning bush.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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