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Open your Bible now to the eighth chapter of the Gospel of John. It has been a profound blessing in my own life to be preparing these messages in the Gospel of John and spend time in this truth, and at the same time, it is a challenge to articulate for you what has been embedded in my own heart. So I always ask for the Lord's help in delivering the truth. We come in coming to chapter 8 to a familiar story. The story of Jesus and the woman taken in adultery. And the very familiar line, "He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her."

And at this particular point, I face a decision, which I've already made, and I'll explain. This familiar story, which actually embraces the last verse in chapter 7, the one that says everyone went to his home, this familiar story does not appear in the oldest manuscripts of the New Testament. It does not appear in any of them at all. Manuscript study is very important to guaranteeing the truthfulness of the text. There are about 25,000 New Testament manuscripts, ancient manuscripts....

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