Just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, in the same way the Son gives life to those he wants to.
Nor does the Father himself judge anyone. He has given his Son the full right to judge,
so that all will honor the Son in the same way as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him.
"I am telling you the truth: those who hear my words and believe in him who sent me have eternal life. They will not be judged, but have already passed from death to life.
I am telling you the truth: the time is coming - the time has already come - when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear it will come to life.
Just as the Father is himself the source of life, in the same way he has made his Son to be the source of life.
And he has given the Son the right to judge, because he is the Son of Man.
Do not be surprised at this; the time is coming when all the dead will hear his voice
and come out of their graves: those who have done good will rise and live, and those who have done evil will rise and be condemned. 1
"I can do nothing on my own authority; I judge only as God tells me, so my judgment is right, because I am not trying to do what I want, but only what he who sent me wants.
"If I testify on my own behalf, what I say is not to be accepted as real proof.