HOST: Ron House
So for the second time they called the man who had been blind and said to him, “Give glory to God. We know that this man is a sinner.” He answered, “Whether he is a sinner I do not know. One thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see.” They said to him, “What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?” He answered them, “I have told you already, and you would not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you also want to become his disciples?” And they reviled him, saying, “You are his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses. We know that God has spoken to Moses, but as for this man, we do not know where he comes from.” The man answered, “Why, this is an amazing thing! You do not know where he comes from, and yet he opened my eyes. We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does his will, God listens to him. Never since the world began has it been heard that anyone opened the eyes of a man born blind. If this man were not from God, he could do nothing.” They answered him, “You were born in utter sin, and would you teach us?” And they cast him out.
“If this Man were not from God, He could do nothing.” This great expression of truth is not made by the educated, trained, revered leaders of the Jews. It is made by an uneducated, untrained man who, until very recently, had been blind. He was not a theologian, scribe, or prophet. He was simply a man who had experienced the power of God and who recognized that the man through whom that power had been displayed was obviously a Man sent from God. It was a simple conclusion of logic. This was constantly the case with Jesus. His works continually gave testimony to His identity. How could He be anything but One sent from God, considering the great works of power that He displayed? So telling was the testimony and conclusion of the healed man that the Pharisees could do nothing but dismiss him, having him cast out. They had made up their minds about Jesus and no amount of evidence, no matter how convincing, would change them. They had once and for all rejected Jesus as the Christ.
How did Jesus’ works prove His identity?
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