The Light of Law Vs Light of Christ (John 8)

JOHN 8:1-12
Jesus went unto the mount of Olives. And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them. And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou? This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not. So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground. And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee? She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more. Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

The light of the Law exposes and condemns; the light of Christ covers and cleanses.
The light of the Law casts one's countenance down; the light of Christ lifts up one's countenance.
The light of the Law brings knowledge of sin; the light of Christ brings knowledge of God's salvation.
The light of the Law makes one weak; the light of Christ makes one strong.
The light of the Law brings guilt; the light of Christ brings justification.
The light of the Law is unclear about many things (is "veiled"; they needed many commentators); the light of Christ is open-faced.
The light of the Law is fading; the light of Christ is ever glorious.
The light of the Law is destructive; the light of Christ is transformative.
The light of the Law brings bondage; the light of Christ brings freedom.
The light of the Law brings weariness and tiredness; the light of Christ refreshes one's soul.
The light of the Law brings death; the light of Christ brings life.


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