“One of them came back

“One of them came back to Jesus, shouting, ˜Glory to God, I’m healed!” He fell flat on the ground in front of Jesus, face downward in the dust, thanking Him for what He had done. Jesus asked, “Didn’t I heal ten men? Where are the nine?’ Luke 17:15-17The Jews still did not believe that he had been blind and had received his sight until they sent for the man’s parents.” John 9:18 (NIV)   When Jesus healed the man born blind, the leaders of the Salvation-by-List crowd initiated an investigation to determine exactly what happened. Yet, it appears the List-Leaders had already determined the outcome. So, when they found facts that didn’t support their predetermined conclusions, they just kept searching until they could find something that did.   Years later, John bar Zebedee, a witness the investigators ignored, shows us snapshots that reveal the flesh-weapons used by the List-Leaders:  •    Closed mind and closed eyes. In this story about blindness, we learn that seeing is not always believing (John 9:13–16). The List-Leaders could see the truth running counter to their pre-judgments, so they simply rejected the truth.

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