Originally Posted by keltic63
Jesus prevented the "lawful" execution of a woman caught in adultery. She was about to be stoned, as she should have been according to the law. Instead, he allowed the law to be broken! Jesus broke the law in order to save the woman, in both the physical (literal) sense, as well as in the spiritual sense. He "erred on the side of humanity." He acted "humanely" or with compassion.
"Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled." Matthew 5:17,18