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Why You Should Abandon False Shepherds and Turn to the Great Shepherd, Part 16

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TEXT: John 10:27-33

George Whitefield said, "Jesus was God and man in one person, that God and man might be happy together again."

In this passage, we see that, with the power of His words, Jesus has forced the Jewish religious leaders into a standoff in the debate over His divinity. They want to stone Him because He says that He is God and they consider that the worst sin a person can commit. However, even in the face of death, Jesus does not back down from this claim, and that is baffling to them. Remember that Jesus is surrounded by people, many of them holding stones ready to throw. This is not the first time He has been in such circumstances. How does He get out of this situation?

Jesus turns one of the Jews' favorite tricks back on them. He draws them into a theological argument -- something which they were always trying to do to Him. Jesus asks, "Is it not written in your law, 'I said, Ye are gods?'"

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