/* The Adulteress Story, beginning of John 8 */ - I think the [emphasis added] is supposed to go before right? I could be wrong though
== The Adulteress Story, beginning of John 8 ==
The story of Jesus and an adulteress appears at John 7:53 through John 8:11 and its authenticity is rejected by modern biblical scholars.<ref>''See, e.g.'', [[Essay:Adulteress Story]]</ref> The passage has become a favorite of [[liberals]] to argue against [[capital punishment]] and for permissiveness in general.
"Common reasons against capital punishment ... Abolitionists '''often''' quote Jesus' treatment of the adulteress in the Gospel of John as support for their position."<ref>http://www.religioustolerance.org/executb.htm (emphasis added)</ref> The passage conflicts with Jesus's emphasis on [[Hell]] and is misused to claim that Hell does not exist.<ref>Here is an example of a false denial of Hell based on the Adulteress Story: " No one is going to burn in hell. ... Here's what we know from Jesus' teachings. He would never condemn anyone. Read the story of the adulteress about to be stoned." - Craig. [http://forum.greaterreality.com/messages/9.html "Re: Heaven and Hell".] Greater Reality Forums. Forum.GreaterReality.com</ref> How do the different translations of the Bible treat this passage?
:New International Version: The earliest manuscripts and many other ancient witnesses do not have John 7:53-8:11.