You are doing what your father did." "God himself is the only Father we have," they answered, "and we are his true children."
Jesus said to them, "If God really were your Father, you would love me, because I came from God and now I am here. I did not come on my own authority, but he sent me.
Why do you not understand what I say? It is because you cannot bear to listen to my message.
You are the children of your father, the Devil, and you want to follow your father's desires. From the very beginning he was a murderer and has never been on the side of truth, because there is no truth in him. When he tells a lie, he is only doing what is natural to him, because he is a liar and the father of all lies. 1
But I tell the truth, and that is why you do not believe me.
Which one of you can prove that I am guilty of sin? If I tell the truth, then why do you not believe me?
He who comes from God listens to God's words. You, however, are not from God, and that is why you will not listen."
They asked Jesus, "Were we not right in saying that you are a Samaritan and have a demon in you?"
"I have no demon," Jesus answered. "I honor my Father, but you dishonor me.
I am not seeking honor for myself. But there is one who is seeking it and who judges in my favor.
I am telling you the truth: whoever obeys my teaching will never die."