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A Witness of TwoJohn 8:12-18
Three Lines of AttackLaw of the WitnessAn Expert WitnessAn Impartial WitnessThe Witness of the Father
A Witness of TwoJohn 8:12-18
Three Lines of AttackYou could have the witness eliminated (c.7)Seek to discredit the witness (woman)Seek to have the witness’ testimony thrown out of court on a technicality (here)
A Witness of TwoJohn 8:12-18
Law of the WitnessBlasphemous claim of Jesus in v.12No one could be convicted on a single witnessNumbers 35:30Deuteronomy 17:6Deuteronomy 19:15Could not testify for yourselfAgnostics are born
A Witness of TwoJohn 8:12-18
An Expert WitnessJesus is acting as an expert witness (v.14)If Jesus was only human, then the rabbinic maxim would be correctIn terms of knowing God, only God can testifyThe character of the witness validated themJesus claims to be more than a man (v.15)
A Witness of TwoJohn 8:12-18
An Expert WitnessJesus judges according to truth and not fleshHe works in complete spiritual unity with God the Father (vv.15,16)Jesus limits human testimony in v.17 by changing two witnesses to two menTherefore, Jesus is God and can testify of Himself …and He proved it!
A Witness of TwoJohn 8:12-18
An Impartial Witness“human standards” in 8:15,16 put Jesus at odds with man’s testimonyIt shows our limitations, especially in judgmentHuman witnesses are partial in their judgmentJesus declares His judgment to be impartial
A Witness of TwoJohn 8:12-18
The Witness of the FatherJesus points out now that His testimony does not stand alone but is one with the FatherThe Father’s witness is corroborated by:John the Baptist (5:33,34)Christ’s signs (5:36)Old Testament Scriptures (5:39-47)
A Witness of TwoJohn 8:12-18
ApplicationWe must not trust our own judgment in spiritual matters (Proverbs 3:5, 6).We should trust the word of Jesus Christ implicitly (2 Corinthians 10:5).If the word of Jesus Christ is true, then we should receive Him as Savior and follow Him as Lord!

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A Witness of Two - Providence Bible