Bible: John 8:37-47

8:37 I know that you are Abraham’s descendants. 1  But you want 2  to kill me, because my teaching 3  makes no progress among you. 4  8:38 I am telling you the things I have seen while with the 5  Father; 6  as for you, 7  practice the things you have heard from the 8  Father!

8:39 They answered him, 9 Abraham is our father!” 10  Jesus replied, 11 If you are 12  Abraham’s children, you would be doing 13  the deeds of Abraham. 8:40 But now you are trying 14  to kill me, a man who has told you 15  the truth I heard from God. Abraham did not do this! 16  8:41 You people 17  are doing the deeds of your father.”

Then 18  they said to Jesus, 19 We were not born as a result of immorality! 20  We have only one Father, God himself.” 8:42 Jesus replied, 21 If God were your Father, you would love me, for I have come from God and am now here. 22  I 23  have not come on my own initiative, 24  but he 25  sent me. 8:43 Why don’t you understand what I am saying? It is because you cannot accept 26  my teaching. 27  8:44 You people 28  are from 29  your father the devil, and you want to do what your father desires. 30  He 31  was a murderer from the beginning, and does not uphold the truth, 32  because there is no truth in him. Whenever he lies, 33  he speaks according to his own nature, 34  because he is a liar and the father of lies. 35  8:45 But because I am telling you 36  the truth, you do not believe me. 8:46 Who among you can prove me guilty 37  of any sin? 38  If I am telling you 39  the truth, why don’t you believe me? 8:47 The one who belongs to 40  God listens and responds 41  to God’s words. You don’t listen and respond, 42  because you don’t belong to God.” 43 

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