Jesus defends his actions and claims to be God’s son
Jesus defended his healing on the Sabbath by saying that his Father was working as well.
Key passages
Jn 5:17–47

But he answered them, “My Father is working until now, and I am working.” So on account of this the Jews were seeking even more to kill him, because he not only was breaking the Sabbath, but also was calling God his own Father, thus making himself equal with God. So …

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