John 8:37-40

37 “I know that you are Abraham’s descendants, but you seek to kill Me, because My word has no place in you.

38 I speak what I have seen with My Father, and you do what you have seen with your father.”

39 They answered and said to Him, “Abraham is our father.” Jesus said to them, “If you were Abraham’s children, you would do the works of Abraham.

40 But now you seek to kill Me, a Man who has told you the truth which I heard from God. Abraham did not do this.

no place (v. 37) = no entrance

Father — spiritual model

your father (v. 38) — Satan. You are of your father the devil (John 8:44).

They couldn’t be Abraham’s children (v. 39) because they did not believe Jesus. Abraham believed God (Romans 4:11; Romans 9:7)

They were Abraham’s physical descendants, but not his children by faith.

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