Monthly Archives: December 2013

“A Liar Like You” – [Intolerant Jesus Makes Another Appearance]

“But you have not known him. I know him. If I were to say that I do not know him, I would be a liar like you, but I do know him and I keep his word” (John 8:55 ESV) … Continue reading

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Does Jesus Teach Salvation by Works?

“Truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps my word, he will never see death.”” (John 8:51 ESV) If we just took this verse in isolation, we might think that Jesus is teaching salvation by works.  After all, that’s … Continue reading

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Whose Father was[n’t] Abraham Exactly?

“Are you greater than our father Abraham, who died? And the prophets died! Who do you make yourself out to be?”” (John 8:53, ESV) The Jewish opponents of Christ use what those who love! [and I’m talking really love] grammar … Continue reading

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What is God Doing? (In John 8.48-59)

I’m on to the next section of John 8, which is really just a continuation of the great dispute between Jesus and his Jewish opponents. Short Aside/Rant –  Some so-called scholars have accused John of being anti-Semitic because he refers … Continue reading

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John 8.37-47: Theme and Structure

Theme: In the realm of the spirit, your father is not who you say he is, your father is whom you resemble. Structure: You resemble your father, the Devil *You DO what you have heard from your father *You are … Continue reading

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When Jesus Repeats Himself (It Would be Wise to Listen)

“Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe Me. Who among you can convict Me of sin? If I tell the truth, why don’t you believe Me?” (John 8:45–46 HCSB) “ἐγὼ δὲ ὅτι τὴν ἀλήθειαν λέγω, οὐ πιστεύετέ … Continue reading

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“You are of Your Father the Devil”

“You are of your father the Devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning and has not stood in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he tells … Continue reading

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