terça-feira, 28 de janeiro de 2014
HEALING THE BLIND FROM BIRTH
By: Valdemir Mota de Menezes
John chapter 9, verses 1-12
Wondered why this man was born blind. Jesus was said to manifest the glory of God. There was a popular belief that people could sin in the womb of his mother and as a punishment could be born with a disability. Is also explicit in the Bible doctrine of hereditary curses, ie punishment that falls in the descendants of that offended God. Suffer the sorrows of this world, first because our ancestor Adam and Eve sinned and were born with the inclination to sin. Another point of discussion of this passage is not always healing and miracles is a sign of good faith. Many people are seeking for in witchcraft and magic, supernatural interverencias because often "response is faster."
1 As he walked along, he saw a man blind from birth.
2 His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”
3 Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned; he was born blind so that God’s works might be revealed in him.
4 We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming when no one can work.
5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
6 When he had said this, he spat on the ground and made mud with the saliva and spread the mud on the man’s eyes,
7 saying to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which means Sent). Then he went and washed and came back able to see.
8 The neighbors and those who had seen him before as a beggar began to ask, “Is this not the man who used to sit and beg?”
9 Some were saying, “It is he.” Others were saying, “No, but it is someone like him.” He kept saying, “I am the man.”
10 But they kept asking him, “Then how were your eyes opened?”
11 He answered, “The man called Jesus made mud, spread it on my eyes, and said to me, ‘Go to Siloam and wash.’ Then I went and washed and received my sight.”
12 They said to him, “Where is he?” He said, “I do not know.”