Read the passage John 8: 39-47. What is the basis of the dispute between Jesus and his interlocutors? What is the significance of Jesus saying that he himself did not come to them of his “own accord” but that the devil speaks “according to his own” nature? Why do Jesus’s interlocutors respond to Jesus by saying, “We were not born of fornicators”? How was the devil a murderer from the beginning? Why does Jesus bring that up here? Does it connect with anything else of significance in John’s Gospel? What would enable someone to be able to bear to hear Jesus’s words?

Being a descendant of Abraham is not the same as being a child of Abraham’s God, as Jesus points out. The fact that they are prepared to kill Jesus demonstrates the difference. The biological descendant of Abraham, who is willing to commit fratricide because what he says contradicts their understanding of God, definitely has a different motivation than Abraham. Interlocutors claim that their biological and cultural motives are derived from the same source.

They would be willing to agree with Jesus if God was the motivating force behind their unity. By offering discipleship, which is the formation of true brotherhood, Jesus claims to be opening up actual access to God, and he does it in direct imitation of God. The interlocutors’ response, “We were not born of fornication,” might be interpreted in numerous ways. This might indicate that Jesus, as a person from Nazareth with a shady familial background, had questionable parentage. It also implies a stronger rejection of Jesus’ anthropological differentiation.

John’s use of the word devil as ‘diabolos’ always relates to the underlying principle of fratricidal order, a devil in the very beginning, and it is a revelation of a principle that must be conquered rather than an accusation. Within a fratricidal constructed cultural system, the term demon as ‘Daimonion’ is an accusing word used to refer to someone outside the group. The interlocutors’ term ‘Daimonion’ is a function of this desire; Jesus’ word ‘devil’ indicates the violent nature of human desire. Thus, being a Daimonion, let the interlocutors repel Jesus’ words and bear them. They are not ‘of God’; therefore, they do not correspond to the truth that he is saying.

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