44 You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
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I humbly submit that in the course of human events there is a time for every purpose under heaven. As hard as it maybe for some; people actually meant what they said in WORDS that had TRUTH and purpose. Often spoken regardless of any possible damage to the hearers fragile egg shell mind or years of serious couch time for repairs. Yesterday’s harsh words could correct a societal misstep. Possibility saving a person’s soul from any further buffoonery, proclivities down the road. Today only approved soft words that mean nothing are permitted. Bubble wrapped folks within safe places are protected from the harsh realities of real life. So long as an odd life is lived within safe place cages. Any truth delivered in meaningful words, regardless of a hearers emotionalism. Is simply receiving information with the BARK ON. (Galatians 4:16) “He who marries the spirit of the age will soon be a widower.” ~Dean W. R. Inge In the Lords freedom..warrior on
Jesus and the Pharisees dialogue back and forth in four rounds of debate (See "The Chapters of John" by Harold Willmington) online. It's free.) In round three (John 8:31-47) we see: 1. The confusion (John 8:33): The Jews feel they are free men because Abraham was their father. 2. The clarification (John 8:32, 34-44) a. Jesus says all unsaved men are not free but are enslaved by sin (John 8:31-32, 34-36). b. Jesus says that Satan is their true father, not Abraham (John 8:37-44). (1) The Devil is a liar, and they are liars (John 8:44b). Jesus is implying that they are related! (2) Abraham is not their real father, so they don't follow Jesus (John 8:37-41). (3) The Devil is a murderer, and they are attempting to kill him (John 8:42-44a). 3. The claim (John 8:45-47): Jesus claims to be sinless! Mark Twain said, "The truth hurts, but silence kills." If Jesus had not told them the truth, neither they nor their audience (including us) would have been helped. "The religious leaders spread lies covered in a veneer of godliness (John 8:44); Jesus spoke harshly against them because He came to bring life (John 10:10)." S. Michael Houdmann -- https://www.gotquestions.org/scribes-and-Pharisees.html John 8:44 You are of your father the devil Their sinful behavior, exemplified by unbelief, puts them in opposition to God and Jesus. The accusation is an intentionally offensive counterclaim to their assertion that God was their father. FSB
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