Are you Blind to Righteousness? 0914

Are you Blind to Righteousness?

I’ve been trying to reconcile the Bible with the modern practice of the Christian church, so called. If you have been saved, seperate yourself from the modern pharasees who call idolatry worship, use worldliness to fill their pews and pockets, and sell it with unbiblical social justice and ecumenicalism!

In Jesus’ miraculous healing of the blind man on the sabbath, God sheds light on the spiritually blind, false teachers, tares, and the nature of salvation. My comments are in [ ] s.

John 9:1-7, 15, 24-27, 30-41 NKJV

Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth.

[ This man was physically blind and spiritually blind from birth. Everyone, other than Jesus, is born spiritually blind, dead in fact.]

And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him.

[ Why is this man blind? Is it something sinful he or his parents did that caused God to be born blind? This man had no opportunity to sin before his birth. Punishing this man for his parents sin wouldn’t be just either. Punishing each of us for something Adam and Eve did isn’t just either. God didn’t do that! We are born in original sin, because we were there in Adam and Eve the day they sinned. We benefit and suffer from the dna chain of life the connect us with them. We inherit our fallen will and nature from patriarch and matriarch of the human family, Adam and Eve. We sin because we are born slaves to sin. God chose for this man to be born physically and spiritually blind to reveal the works of God in him. Similarly, we are spiritually blind, dead actually, for the same reason! Don’t blame God for your sin. He doesn’t make us rebels, our sinfulness makes us rebels. Sin must be punished by death! The only question that remains, is it our blood or Jesus blood that will pay our debt?]

I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”

[God the father elected (chose) those who Jesus would die for and thereby save from the consequences of our sin. The night is refering to the finality of physical death. Everyone to be saved, will be saved before they die. Jesus is the light of the world every moment He is in the world. Those saved by Him will likewise be the light of the world as long as we live because we are in Christ, predestined for salvation by God the father, saved by the work of Christ on the Cross, and sanctified, guided, protected, and glorified by the Holy Spirit. This is how we know we are saved, we share God’s image, will, and love. We do not want to sin, because we hate sin.

Romans 2:11 “For there is no partiality with God”.
I Corinthians 6:20 “For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.”
John 3:34 “For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God does not give the Spirit by measure.”
Deut 6:14 “You shall not go after other gods, the gods of the peoples who are all around you.”
Exodus 20:3  “You shall have no other gods before Me.”
I John 2:15 “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”
I John 3:6 Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor known Him. ]

When He had said these things, He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva; and He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay. And He said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which is translated, Sent). So he went and washed, and came back seeing.

[This is an actual occurance. But God often uses a physical event to explain spiritual truth. God cured this man’ blindness by spitting on the ground to make clay and putting this clay into his eyes and sending him to water to wash away the clay. God cures our sin blindness by forcing us to see our sin and repent and then washes our sin away with Jesus’ blood. ]

Then the Pharisees also asked him again how he had received his sight. He said to them, “He put clay on my eyes, and I washed, and I see.” So they again called the man who was blind, and said to him, “Give God the glory! We know that this Man is a sinner.”

[The pharisees feared Jesus as a threat to their authority. Jesus healed him on the sabbath. They saw Jesus as a sinner for disobeying them, going around them, and healing ( working) on the sabbath. They told the man to Give God ( not Jesus) the glory, denying that Jesus was God. They likely expected the Glory, being used to receiving praise from men, that was due God. There are many psudo christian cults, religions, and denominations that work hard to appear godly but claim part or all of the Glory due God alone.]

He answered and said, “Whether He is a sinner or not I do not know. One thing I know: that though I was blind, now I see.” Then they said to him again, “What did He do to you? How did He open your eyes?” He answered them, “I told you already, and you did not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you also want to become His disciples?” The man answered and said to them, “Why, this is a marvelous thing, that you do not know where He is from; yet He has opened my eyes! Now we know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does His will, He hears him. Since the world began it has been unheard of that anyone opened the eyes of one who was born blind. If this Man were not from God, He could do nothing.” They answered and said to him, “You were completely born in sins, and are you teaching us?” And they cast him out.

[The Pharisees likely believed that this man was blind because he was a sinner. The former blind man not only received sight but faith. He didn’t know who healed him but he knew the man who healed him was from God because it was a miracle. The pharisees threw him out because he questioned their authority and this sinner was questioning their motives. God the father chooses who will be saved and salvation begins with God’s graceful act of spiritual regeneration. A kid or a person can be in church their whole life but someday reject the gospel because God never saved them and regenerated regenerated their dead spirit.
I Corinthians 1:18 NKJV “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”

The pharisees were never saved.]

Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when He had found him, He said to him, “Do you believe in the Son of God?” He answered and said, “Who is He, Lord, that I may believe in Him?” And Jesus said to him, “You have both seen Him and it is He who is talking with you.” Then he said, “Lord, I believe!” And he worshiped Him. And Jesus said, “For judgment I have come into this world, that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may be made blind.” Then some of the Pharisees who were with Him heard these words, and said to Him, “Are we blind also?” Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no sin; but now you say, ‘We see.’ Therefore your sin remains.

[ Jesus sought out the man and asked if he believed in the Son of God. He didn’t know who was the Son of God, but he believed the man who healed him was Lord, from God. Jesus reveiled to him that He was the Son of God and the man believed and worshiped Him. The bible doesn’t say how he worshiped him. Did he bow? Did he dance? Did he embrace Him? We don’t know. But it appears that believe in God and believing God is worship. Everyone is born and remains spiritually blind and a condemned sinner unless and until God saves them. The Pharisees who knew every word, warning, and promise of God. Physically and educationally they could see but without Salvation, they were blind to The Gospel and their own sinfulness. Jesus exposed their hypocrisy but doesn’t save them because God chose not to. They weren’t elect.

So what!? Today over a billion claim to be Christian and claim to worship God. But like the Pharisees, they believe that idolatry and worldliness is worship. The Bible clearly and repetitively states that those who are saved are made spiritually alive and given spiritual sight. They are freed from their slavery of sin and become slaves of righteousness. They worship God not just by singing and dancing but by believing God, knowing God, and obeying God. This worship should overwhelm us emotionally and cause us great joy that may lead to sing and dance for joy, But NOT in idolatrous, worldly, or ungodly manner. Idolatry and worldliness offends God, so having received spiritual sight, it must offend us too. All the visible works that we do, cannot justify what we are, if what we are is unrepentant idolaters, lovers of worldliness, unbiblical and therefore, ungodly. Fowl language, Tattooing, sexual immorality, drunenness, etc reveals spiritual blindness – a lack of salvation.

Romans 1:28-32 NKJV
“And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.”

Are you still spiritually blind to God’s will and righteousness? Being redeemed sinners doesn’t mean we are sinless. It does mean that we know what God expects and we desire to obey God and eager to repent when we fall short of the Glory of God! Trying to be Godly saves no one. But those who have been saved desire to be Godly. Only the blood of Christ can take away your sin and your desire to sin. And the truly redeemed will live redeemed lives!]

In Christ,

AZ4Christ.wordpress.com

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~ by az4christ on September 13, 2014.

One Response to “Are you Blind to Righteousness? 0914”

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