To: Jeff Gordon
Well, he beat the money changers at the Temple with a rope, IIRC.
He told the adulteress - who was repentent - to go and sin no more.
He also condemned those who cause harm to children, remember? Better they have a millstone tied around their necks.
posted on 02/17/2004 10:20:28 PM PST
by little jeremiah
(everyone is entitled to their opinion, but everyone isn't entitled to be right.)
To: little jeremiah
Better they have a millstone tied around their necks (and to be drowned in the depths of the sea).
I do remember that passage. The crime was not exactly "harming" a child in all aspects of possible "harm" but was limited to causing a child to sin.
I always had trouble reconciling that command with the command of forgiving your brother seventy seven times. That and the following parable that tells us that unless we forgive those who trespass upon us, God will not forgive us our trespasses.
posted on 02/18/2004 4:30:28 AM PST
by Jeff Gordon
(arabed - verb: lower in esteem; hurt the pride of [syn: mortify, chagrin, humble, abase, humiliate])
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