The Seven Signs of the Gospel of John
Sign #6: The Healing of a Man Born Blind
Take This To Heart
The reason the vast majority of the people of Israel in Jesus’ day (including 98%
of the religious leaders) rejected Jesus was not due to a lack of opportunity or an absence of information/validation. It was a matter of hardened hearts.
Important to Note: this was not a matter of secular thinkers vs spiritual thinkers, it was an issue of human goodness (do!) chosen over God’s grace (done!).
Saving faith in Christ is not a matter of intelligence, socio-economic status, color, culture or country. It is a matter of a person’s “heart” (the mind/will). Amazingly, saving faith is something a small child (Matthew 18:2-4) on the one hand and a murderous criminal (the terrorist on the cross Luke 23:42-43) on the other hand can express. And yet, many very intelligent and/or very religious people (offended by the claims of Jesus and/or their need for Him to save them) are incapable of expressing saving faith because they refuse to humbly accept that salvation is a gift for those unable to save themselves/based solely on the work of the Savior.
But to the one who does not work, but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is reckoned as righteousness. Romans 4:5