SUMMARY OF JOHN 5:40-47
The religious leaders refused to come to Jesus. They do not have the love of God in their hearts. They accept and seek glory form other, but they don’t seek the glory that comes from God.
Moses is their accuser. They don’t believe Moses because Moses wrote about Jesus and they don’t believe him.
BSF Study Questions John’s Gospel: The Truth Lesson 7, Day 5: John 5:40-47
13a) The religious leaders could have believed in Jesus. But it was by choice that they would not come to him. They did not have the love of God in their hearts (aka they were unbelievers).
b) For them to accept Jesus into their hearts.
14) We need to believe in Jesus and have God in our hearts. It’s a choice.
15) Because God and Jesus are the same. They are inextricably intertwined as part of the Trinity. If you reject one, you reject both.
Conclusions BSF Study Questions John’s Gospel: The Truth Lesson 7, Day 5: John 5:40-47
I love the emphasis on free will. Belief is a choice.
End Notes BSF Study Questions John’s Gospel: The Truth Lesson 7, Day 5: John 5:40-47
The religious leaders did not believe all of the overwhelming testimonies before them (John the Baptist, his works, Scripture, and God), so they would not believe Jesus’ word either.
They did not love or honor God.
If another comes (the Anti-Christ), they would embrace him instead.
The religious leaders cared only about honor from others. Their pride got in the way.
Moses wrote about Jesus (Deuteronomy 18:15), and the leaders still rejected him when he came. Therefore, the religious leaders don’t believe Moses, either.
The testimony was overwhelming, and the religious leaders still did not believe. Very sad, indeed.
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