If Ye Believe not that I am He, Ye Shall Die in Your Sins
John 8:21-24
Then said Jesus again to them, I go my way, and you shall seek me, and shall die in your sins: where I go, you cannot come.…

Our Lord spoke as One having authority, as a king from the throne, a judge from the tribunal.


1. A deep sense of our need of Him as the only and all-sufficient Saviour. "They that are whole need not a physician" (Isaiah 27:13; Matthew 9:12).

2. A giving full credit to the gospel revelation concerning Him in His Person, offices, and work.

3. A full conviction of conscience arising —

(1)  From a discernment of the excellency of what is revealed.

(2)  From the manner in which it is revealed.

4. A removal of all enmity and aversion to Christ.

5. A. powerful attraction of the whole soul to Christ, a closing in with the gospel way of salvation, and a cleaving to Him with full purpose of heart.

II. THE AWFUL CONSEQUENCES OF UNBELIEF (Ezekiel 3:18). Unbelievers —

1. Die in a state of guilt and under condemnation. Their conscience condemns them because they have defiled it; the law, because they have broken it; the gospel, because they have rejected it. This condemnation is now (John 3:18).

2. Die under the power and dominion of sin (Revelation 22:11).

3. Dying in their sins, they sink under everlasting punishment. Those who sin against the remedy perish without it.

(B. Beddome, M. A.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sins: whither I go, ye cannot come.

WEB: Jesus said therefore again to them, "I am going away, and you will seek me, and you will die in your sins. Where I go, you can't come."

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