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From an account of John 8:3–11 in a law-and-ethics textbook published by the Chinese Communist Party. In the Gospel, a group of Pharisees have gathered to stone a woman accused of adultery. Translated from the Chinese.

Once upon a time, Jesus spoke to an angry crowd that wanted to kill a guilty woman. “Of all of you, he who can say he has never done anything wrong can come forward and kill her.” After they heard this, the crowd stopped. When the crowd retreated, Jesus raised a stone and killed the woman, and said, “I am also a sinner, but if the law can only be executed by a spotless person, then the law will die.”

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December 2020

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