HOLDING FAST TO YOUR TESTIMONY

The man answered, “A man called Jesus made some mud and rubbed it on my eyes. Then He told me, ‘Go to Siloam and wash yourself.’ So I went there and washed myself, and now I can see!” They asked him, “Where is Jesus?” The blind man answered, “I don’t know.” They brought the man who was once blind to the Pharisees. (Jesus had made the mud and opened the blind man’s eyes on the Sabbath day.)

Again, the Pharisees kept asking the blind man how he could see. The man said to them, “He put mud on my eyes, I washed myself, and I can see.” Some of the Pharisees were saying, “This man is not from God because He does not keep the Sabbath day!” But others were asking, “How could a sinful man perform such miracles?” They were divided among themselves.

They asked the man again, “What do you say about Jesus? Do you believe He opened your eyes?” The man answered, “He is a prophet.” The Jewish leaders didn’t believe that the man had really been blind and could now see, until they called the man’s parents. The leaders asked them, “Is this man your son? Do you claim that he was born blind? How come he now sees?” Then his parents answered, “We know he is our son and that he was born blind, but we don’t know how he can see now. We don’t know how he opened his eyes. Ask him. He is a grown man; he can speak for himself.” (The man’s parents said these things, because they were afraid of the Jewish leaders. The Jewish leaders had already agreed that if anyone said that Jesus was the Messiah, that person would be thrown out of the synagogue. That is why his parents said, “He is an adult; ask him.”) Then, a second time, the Jewish leaders told the man (who had been blind), “Give glory to God! We know that this man is a sinner.” The man answered, “Maybe He is a sinner. I don’t know. But one thing I do know, I was blind and now I can see” (John 9:11-25).

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