Jesus’ Witnesses of his Diety

I once heard a story about an 11-year-old boy who bundled up on a rainy, cold Sunday afternoon to  pass out tracts. His father who was a pastor said, “Son, it is very cold outside, and it is pouring down rain. The surprised son replied, “But Dad, aren’t people stil … More

Witness

Our Lord knows what His opponents are thinking and so  at the outset of His testimony, He informs them He knows they will not accept His testimony alone. The Old Testament law required two or three witnesses (Deut. 17:6) for a man to be found guilty. Thus the Scripture states the following:

  1. On the basis of His own witness Christ makes claim to be equal with God (vv. 30-31).
  2. John was a shining light so as another witness He uses John the Baptist (vv. 33-35).
  3. His works (miracles) gave witness that the Father had sent Him on a divine mission (v. 36).
  4. Christ continues with the witness of His Father and what was said at His baptism (vv. 37-38).
  5. The witness of the Scriptures, yet these Jews had missed this key of understanding (v. 39).

Application

My testimony or my witness is one of the most effective tools I have in sharing the Gospel with someone. “So then faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God” (Rom. 10:17). It is only as I use the Word of God that I will be able to lead others to a saving knowledge of Christ.

John 5:30-38 (English Standard Version)

"I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me. If I alone bear witness about myself, my testimony is not deemed true. There is another who bears witness about me, and I know that the testimony that he bears about me is true. You sent to John, and he has borne witness to the truth. Not that the testimony that I receive is from man, but I say these things so that you may be saved. He was a burning and shining lamp, and you were willing to rejoice for a while in his light. But the testimony that I have is greater than that of John. For the works that the Father has given me to accomplish, the very works that I am doing, bear witness about me that the Father has sent me. And the Father who sent me has himself borne witness about me. His voice you have never heard, his form you have never seen, and you do not have his word abiding in you, for you do not believe the one whom he has sent."

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