that all may honour the Son even as they honour the Father. The man who withholds honour from the Son withholds honour from the Father who sent Him.
"In most solemn truth I tell you that he who listens to my teaching and believes Him who sent me, has the Life of the Ages, and does not come under judgement, but has passed over out of death into Life.
"In most solemn truth I tell you that a time is coming--nay, has already come--when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear it will live.
For just as the Father has life in Himself, so He has also given to the Son to have life in Himself.
And He has conferred on Him authority to act as Judge, because He is the Son of Man.
Wonder not at this. For a time is coming when all who are in the graves will hear His voice and will come forth--
they who have done what is right to the resurrection of Life, and they whose actions have been evil to the resurrection of judgement.
"I can of my own self do nothing. As I am bidden, so I judge; and mine is a just judgement, because it is not my own will that guides me, but the will of Him who sent me.
"If I give testimony concerning myself, my testimony cannot be accepted.
There is Another who gives testimony concerning me, and I know that the testimony is true which He offers concerning me.
"You sent to John, and he both was and still is a witness to the truth.