Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.  -John 5:24

“Truly, Truly” is actually “Amen, Amen” in the Greek New Testament.  What does the word, “Amen” mean to you?  Is it more of a punctuation (end of the sentence, end of the prayer) or more of a statement?  According to this passage from The Encyclopedia of the Bible,

(Amen) is probably the most universal of all words, with only “ma” for mother a close second. The Hebrew means “to make firm,” to “found, to prop up, to build”; hence, “support,” “confirm, so be it.” In addition, the Greek usage may more clearly be defined as truly, verily, indeed, “so is it, so be it,” or “may it be fulfilled.” Therefore “Amen” is far more meaningful than a period, a stop, or a signing-off word by which a prayer, song, or declaration is terminated. It carries the weight of approval, confirmation, and support of what is said or sung.

So Jesus is giving His full weight and approval to the statement that everyone who hears His word and believes it has neither judgment nor death, but has eternal life.  Jesus is basically pounding his fist – with his words – to say that in no uncertain terms He is the difference between death and life.

Jesus is the stumbling block to those who would refuse Him.  Does Jesus leave us any room for interpretation on this fact?