“We have believed and have come to know that You are the Holy One of God” (John 6:69)
In response to Jesus’ question of whether or not they too, like all the others who called themselves disciples, wanted to go away (v.67), Peter speaks without hesitation for the remaining twelve. Essentially, he’s saying the principles and precepts you set forth in the Bread of Life sermon (v.26-58), that caused others to walk away troubled, we have actually embraced and put into practice. Peter’s use of the perfect tense in association with “believed” and “know,” indicates action that is continual and ongoing. Because they have stayed the course, it has resulted in an astute theological insight—Jesus is the Holy One of God. With this realization, why would we leave?