I And My Father Are One

Jesus declared: 'I and My Father are one.'

I And My Father Are One
John 10:22-29 Feast of Dedication

John 10:30-42 I And My Father Are One

John 11 Bible Study
JOHN 10:30-33  30 “I and My Father are one.” 31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone Him. 32 Jesus answered them, “Many good works I have shown you from My Father. For which of those works do you stone Me?” 33 The Jews answered Him, saying, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy, and because You, being a Man, make Yourself God.”

What charge are the Jews bringing against Jesus that merits picking up "stones again to stone Him" (John 10:31)?
"You, being a Man, make Yourself God” (John 10:33).

What are they referring to?
Jesus' declaration in John 10:30, "I and My Father are one," which does claim equal status with God the Father.

Then are the Jews' charge against Him justified?
No, Jesus isn't a man who is making himself God; He is God declaring His deity.

JOHN 10:34-36  34 Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, “You are gods”’? 35 If He called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken), 36 do you say of Him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’?

What is Jesus referring to in the passage above?
Psalm 82, which sarcastically calls unjust judges, "gods" (Psalm 82:6) and foretells "God" (Psalm 82:8) arising to judge the earth justly: "1 God stands in the congregation of the mighty; He judges among the gods. 2 How long will you judge unjustly, And show partiality to the wicked? Selah 3 Defend the poor and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and needy. 4 Deliver the poor and needy; free them from the hand of the wicked. 5 They do not know, nor do they understand; they walk about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are unstable. 6 I said, “You are gods, and all of you are children of the Most High. 7 But you shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.” 8 Arise, O God, judge the earth; for You shall inherit all nations" (Psalm 82:1-8).

JOHN 10:37-38  37 “If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me; 38 but if I do, though you do not believe Me, believe the works, that you may know and believe that the Father is in Me, and I in Him.”

What is Jesus saying in John 10:37-38?
That since He walked His talk, His actions support His claim of deity, which they should believe.

How many founders of religions walked their talk like Jesus?
None. They said some things deemed to be virtuous but had trouble living up to their own words.

JOHN 10:39-42  39 Therefore they sought again to seize Him, but He went forth out of their hand. 40 And He went away again beyond the Jordan to the place where John was baptizing at first, and there He stayed. 41 Then many came to Him and said, “John performed no sign, but all the things that John spoke about this Man were true.” 42 And many believed in Him there.

How do you think Jesus “went forth out of their hand” in John 10:39?
He probably just walked right through them like He did in John 8:59 (see Before Abraham was, I AM).

Where did He go thereafter?
He went "beyond the Jordan to the place where John was baptizing at first" (John 10:40), which most likely is Bethabara on the other side of the Jordan River: "These things were done in Bethabara beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing" (John 1:28).