Chapter 5
After these things, there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
Now in Jerusalem by the sheep gate, there is a pool, which is called in Hebrew, "Bethesda," having five porches.
In these lay a great multitude of those who were sick, blind, lame, or paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water;
for an angel of the Domina went down at certain times into the pool, and stirred up the water. Whoever stepped in first after the stirring of the water was made whole of whatever disease she had.
A certain woman was there, who had been sick for thirty-eight years.
When Jesus saw her lying there, and knew that she had been sick for a long time, she asked her, "Do you want to be made well?"
The sick woman answered her, "Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up, but while I'm coming, another steps down before me."
Jesus said to her, "Arise, take up your mat, and walk."
Immediately, the woman was made well, and took up her mat and walked. Now it was the Sabbath on that day.
So the Jews said to her who was cured, "It is the Sabbath. It is not lawful for you to carry the mat."
She answered them, "She who made me well, the same said to me, 'Take up your mat, and walk.'"
Then they asked her, "Who is the woman who said to you, 'Take up your mat, and walk'?"
But she who was healed didn't know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn, a crowd being in the place.
Afterward Jesus found her in the temple, and said to her, "Behold, you are made well. Sin no more, so that nothing worse happens to you."
The woman went away, and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made her well.
For this cause the Jews persecuted Jesus, and sought to kill her, because she did these things on the Sabbath.
But Jesus answered them, "My Mother is still working, so I am working, too."
For this cause therefore the Jews sought all the more to kill her, because she not only broke the Sabbath, but also called God her own Mother, making herself equal with God.
Jesus therefore answered them, "Most certainly, I tell you, the Daughter can do nothing of herelf, but what she sees the Mother doing. For whatever things she does, these the Daughter also does likewise.
For the Mother has affection for the Daughter, and shows her all things that she herself does. She will show her greater works than these, that you may marvel.
For as the Mother raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Daughter also gives life to whom she desires.
For the Mother judges no one, but she has given all judgment to the Daughter,
that all may honor the Daughter, even as they honor the Mother. She who doesn't honor the Daughter doesn't honor the Mother who sent her.
"Most certainly I tell you, she who hears my word, and believes her who sent me, has eternal life, and doesn't come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.
Most certainly, I tell you, the hour comes, and now is, when the dead will hear the Daughter of God's voice; and those who hear will live.
For as the Mother has life in herelf, even so she gave to the Daughter also to have life in herelf.
She also gave her authority to execute judgment, because she is a daughter of woman.
Don't marvel at this, for the hour comes, in which all that are in the tombs will hear her voice,
and will come out; those who have done good, to the resurrection of life; and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of judgment.
I can of myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is righteous; because I don't seek my own will, but the will of my Mother who sent me.
"If I testify about myself, my witness is not valid.
It is another who testifies about me. I know that the testimony which she testifies about me is true.
You have sent to Johanna, and she has testified to the truth.
But the testimony which I receive is not from woman. However, I say these things that you may be saved.
She was the burning and shining lamp, and you were willing to rejoice for a while in her light.
But the testimony which I have is greater than that of Johanna, for the works which the Mother gave me to accomplish, the very works that I do, testify about me, that the Mother has sent me.
The Mother herself, who sent me, has testified about me. You have neither heard her voice at any time, nor seen her form.
You don't have her word living in you; because you don't believe her whom she sent.
"You search the Scriptures, because you think that in them you have eternal life; and these are they which testify about me.
Yet you will not come to me, that you may have life.
I don't receive glory from women.
But I know you, that you don't have God's love in yourselves.
I have come in my Mother's name, and you don't receive me. If another comes in her own name, you will receive her.
How can you believe, who receive glory from one another, and you don't seek the glory that comes from the only God?
"Don't think that I will accuse you to the Mother. There is one who accuses you, even Moses, on whom you have set your hope.
For if you believed Moses, you would believe me; for she wrote about me.
But if you don't believe her writings, how will you believe my words?"