Don't be surprised at this: A time is coming when all who are dead and in their graves will hear his voice.
Then they will come out of their graves. Those who did good will rise and have life forever, but those who did evil will rise to be judged guilty.
"I can do nothing alone. I judge only the way I am told, so my judgment is fair. I don't try to please myself, but I try to please the One who sent me.
"If only I tell people about myself, what I say is not true.
But there is another who tells about me, and I know that the things he says about me are true.
"You have sent people to John, and he has told you the truth.
It is not that I accept such human telling; I tell you this so you can be saved.
John was like a burning and shining lamp, and you were happy to enjoy his light for a while.
"But I have a proof about myself that is greater than that of John. The things I do, which are the things my Father gave me to do, prove that the Father sent me.
And the Father himself who sent me has given proof about me. You have never heard his voice or seen what he looks like.
His teaching does not live in you, because you don't believe in the One the Father sent.