This section of John deals with the nature of truth and how Jesus is the embodiment of truth. Several times Jesus will say, “I tell you the truth.” John introduced us to Jesus in chapter one as “full of grace and truth” (1:14). According to Jesus, his claims are valid because God himself has testified to them. This causes the Jewish crowd to ask, “Where is your father?” Jesus responds by saying, “You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world.” He goes on to say that Abraham’s children ought to do the things Abraham did. Instead, they are acting like their true father (the Devil) who is a “liar and the father of lies.” Jesus, however, is the truth – and the truth will set us free.
Passage: John 8:12-59