John 8:57-59 You are not yet fifty years old,” they said to him, “and you have seen Abraham!”
“Very truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!” At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds.
It is said throughout the Bible Jesus on more then one occasion had to run for his life. Simply because the hypocrites and men in the "church" did not believe he to be the son of man. And that if he was all that he said he was he had to prove himself. But the most telling thing is when they asked him questions, with the intent on trapping him or making him out to be a liar. Jesus always made each question posed into a teaching moment. The more they questioned the more they were made to look stupid. The more the people began to believe in God. The more people accepted themselves as worthy of heaven. Understanding was slow but it caught on more so in the days after Christ. To this day Christians know that they have to accept Jesus as their lord and savior in order to know God. In order to be forgiven of sin. In order to get into heaven.