March 29, 2012, Gospel

The Holy Gospel According to John   8: 51-59

8:51 Amen, amen, I say to you, if anyone will have kept my word, he will not see death for eternity.”
8:52 Therefore, the Jews said: “Now we know that you have a demon. Abraham is dead, and the Prophets; and yet you say, ‘If anyone will have kept my word, he shall not taste death for eternity.’
8:53 Are you greater than our father Abraham, who is dead? And the prophets are dead. So who do you make yourself to be?”
8:54 Jesus responded: “If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing. It is my Father who glorifies me. And you say about him that he is your God.
8:55 And yet you have not known him. But I know him. And if I were to say that I do not know him, then I would be like you, a liar. But I know him, and I keep his word.
8:56 Abraham, your father, rejoiced that he might see my day; he saw it and was glad.”
8:57 And so the Jews said to him, “You have not yet reached fifty years, and you have seen Abraham?”
8:58 Jesus said to them, “Amen, amen, I say to you, before Abraham was made, I am.”
8:59 Therefore, they took up stones to cast at him. But Jesus hid himself, and he departed from the temple.





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