We read at Jn 8: 31:
Then Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples”
That is followed by a hot debate between the Jews and Jesus on sin, ancestry etc. Towards the end, they pick up stones to throw at him, accusing him of blasphemy (Jn 8:59) .
One wonders whether John is describing the change of attitude of the same individual Jews whom he mentions as believers at 8:31 , towards the end of the chapter. My question therefore is: According to Catholic Church, does John the Evangelist mention the same individual Jews at 8: 31 and 8:59?