“Telling someone to “go & sin no more” is a lot different than following them around and trying to prevent them from sinning more”
In these two examples, Jesus tells people to stop sinning.
First, the “Woman caught in Adultery.”
“He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.” Again He stooped down and wrote on the ground. When they heard it, they began to go out one by one, beginning with the older ones, and He was left alone, and the woman, where she was, in the center of the court. Straightening up, Jesus said to her, “Woman, where are they? Did no one condemn you?” She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “I do not condemn you, either. Go. From now on sin no more.” John 8: 7-11
Secondly, The man who was waiting by the sheep gate pool who had been sick for 38 years.
“Afterward Jesus found him in the temple and said to him, “Behold, you have become well; do not sin anymore, so that nothing worse happens to you.” John 5:14
1. Do we like Jesus have the authority to tell others to “go and sin no more?”
2. Should we?