Salutations. I’m reading through most of the New Testament, chapter by chapter, and logging some of my thoughts here in my journal. I continue this study, looking at the message of Salvation and John the Baptist’s Testamony. I highly encourage you to read God’s Word for yourself and share your thoughts!
John Chapter 9
I speak about Jesus healing the blind man in my earlier series about the 7 miracles of Jesus. The Pharasees then go and question the blind man and his parents attempting to discredit Jesus. They try so hard, it reminds me of the song “Witch Hunt,” by Petra.
The passion with which the Pharisees go after Jesus is nothing short of astonishing. I cannot help but think their time and energy would be much better spent tending to the poor or preaching God’s Word. Instead, they try to get this man to admit that Jesus sins.
At the end of their interrogation, when the blind man would not call Jesus a sinner (but, rather, stood up for Him), they wigged out. 34: To this they replied, “You were steeped in sin at birth; how dare you lecture us!” And they threw him out.
The last couple of verses provokes thought.
40 Some Pharisees who were with him heard him say this and asked, “What? Are we blind too?”
41 Jesus said, “If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin; but now that you claim you can see, your guilt remains.
This would seem to imply that we may not have guilt for those truths we do not know of.