The Christian is to be committed to Christ, and to the teachings of the Master. In John 5:17-47 Jesus taught about a variety of issues that must be understood and embraced.
Jesus taught the doctrine of the trinity. By declaring that He must engage in the great work of redemption, Christ taught His own equality with the Father. Even if many today do not understand, that Jesus was claiming divinity for Himself, the Jews of His day did understand, for they took up stone to kill Him. John 5:17 But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work. 18 Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the Sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.
Jesus taught the love of the Father for the Son. John 5:20 For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these, [for the very purpose] that ye may marvel.
Jesus taught the physical resurrection of the dead. John 5:21 For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will.
Jesus taught the doctrine of selective spiritual election, resulting in regeneration. John 5:21 For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will.
Jesus taught the doctrine of the judgment. John 5:22 For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: 23 [in order] that all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him… 26 For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself; 27 And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.
Jesus taught the doctrine of salvation by grace, through faith alone. John 5:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
Jesus taught the doctrine of everlasting life. John 5:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
Jesus taught the first resurrection is a spiritual resurrection. John 5:25 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live. Rev 20:6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
Jesus taught a singular general resurrection of the dead. John 5:28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, 29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.
Jesus taught His own subordination to the Father. John 5:30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me. 31 If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.
Jesus taught He was approved of God, and superior to John. John 5:32 There is another that beareth witness of me; and I know that the witness which he witnesseth of me is true. 33 Ye sent unto John, and he bare witness unto the truth. 34 But I receive not testimony from man: but these things I say, that ye might be saved. 35 He was a burning and a shining light: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light. 36 But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me.
Jesus taught the Father is inscrutable. John 5:37 And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.
Jesus taught that not all people have the Word of God abiding in their hearts, nor will all men come to Him for salvation. The doctrine of universalism is in error. John 5:38-40 And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not. 39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. 40 And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.
Jesus taught it is possible to know if people have not the love of God in their hearts. John 5:42 But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you.
Jesus taught that the Old Testament Scriptures spoke of Him. John 5:45 Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust. 46 For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me. 47 But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?