John 15:24 If I had not done among them the works that no one else did, they would not have sin. But now they have seen and hated both me and my Father.
The relationship of mankind to Jesus is a mirrored reflection of it’s relationship to God. Jesus life and works were, and still are, a one-of-a-kind mirror for all mankind to see that sin is a reality BUT that intimacy with God can also be a reality. “Accepting and acting in accordance [abiding] with Jesus is the divine solution that allows Jesus’s intimacy with God to become the shared experience for mankind that can overcome sin.
Without that abiding all that’s left is the human solution for the wide chasm between mankind and God. “…They have seen and hated both me and my Father.”