Teaching from God (Jn 7:17-7:17)

“Anyone who resolved

To do

The will of God

Will know

Whether the teaching

Is from God

Or whether I am speaking

On my own.”

ἐάν τις θέλῃ τὸ θέλημα αὐτοῦ ποιεῖν, γνώσεται περὶ τῆς διδαχῆς, πότερον ἐκ τοῦ Θεοῦ ἐστιν ἢ ἐγὼ ἀπ’ ἐμαυτοῦ λαλῶ.

John uniquely indicated that Jesus said that anyone who resolved to do the will of God (ἐάν τις θέλῃ τὸ θέλημα αὐτοῦ ποιεῖν) would know (γνώσεται) about this teaching (περὶ τῆς διδαχῆς) whether it was from God (ἐκ τοῦ Θεοῦ ἐστιν) or whether Jesus was speaking on his own accord from himself (ἢ ἐγὼ ἀπ’ ἐμαυτοῦ λαλῶ).  If someone was really doing the will of God, they would know whether this teaching of Jesus was from God or not, whether Jesus was making this up on his own or not.  Those who did the will of God would be able to discern the veracity of the teachings of Jesus.  Can you tell whether the teaching of Jesus is from God or not?

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