Die In Your Sins

You will die in your sins

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John 8 Bible Study
John 8:3-11 Woman Caught In Adultery
John 8:12-20 I Am the Light of the World

John 8:21-30 Die In Your Sins

John 8:31-55 The Truth Will Set You Free
John 8:56-59 Before Abraham Was, I AM
JOHN 8:21-24  21 Then Jesus said to them again, “I am going away, and you will seek Me, and will die in your sins. Where I go you cannot come.” 22 So the Jews said, “Will He kill Himself, because He says, ‘Where I go you cannot come’?” 23 And He said to them, “You are from beneath; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. 24 Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.”

For what reason will the Jews die in their sins?
"if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins." (John 8:24)

Believe what about Jesus?
That He is God who came to save sinners by paying for them the death penalty required for their sins.

What do you make of their question, "Will He kill Himself" (John 8:22)?
Despite the rough wording, it was inadvertently prophetic.

JOHN 8:25-30  25 Then they said to Him, “Who are You?” And Jesus said to them, “Just what I have been saying to you from the beginning. 26 I have many things to say and to judge concerning you, but He who sent Me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I heard from Him.” 27 They did not understand that He spoke to them of the Father. 28 Then Jesus said to them, “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and that I do nothing of Myself; but as My Father taught Me, I speak these things. 29 And He who sent Me is with Me. The Father has not left Me alone, for I always do those things that please Him.” 30 As He spoke these words, many believed in Him.

When will the Jews understand what Jesus said in John 8:21-26?
"When you lift up the Son of Man." (John 8:28)

Why does that sound familiar?
It's what Jesus told Nicodemus in John 3:14 (see Bronze Serpent). And the meaning of "Son of Man" is explained in John 5:27.

Why do you think Jesus would waste His time and words like this with the Jews?
"As He spoke these words, many believed in Him" (John 8:30), so they weren't wasted. They never are: "So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it." (Isaiah 55:11)

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