What the Lord Jesus said quoted in the caption above, is quite puzzling! Why? Let me allegorized it as follows:
What if you brought your luxury car to an unknown mechanic who promised you “the broken parts I will repair, and the good parts, I will break!” I believe you will turn around right away and will never come near that garage again.
This is the danger with quoting verses or part(s) of scripture out of context! Let us review where that quoted puzzling phrases come from. First let us review the background event which brought about the seemingly controversial statement from the Lord Jesus Christ:
And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: BUT THAT THE WORKS OF GOD SHOULD BE MADE MANIFEST IN HIM. I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay, And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing. The neighbours therefore, and they which before had seen him that he was blind, said, Is not this he that sat and begged? Some said, This is he: others said, He is like him: but he said, I am he. (John 9:1-9)
And this act of kindness which showed the WORKS OF GOD the Father, was unacceptable to the Pharisees:
They brought to the Pharisees him that afore-time was blind. And it was the Sabbath day when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes. Then again the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. He said unto them, He put clay upon mine eyes, and I washed, and do see. THEREFORE SAID SOME OF THE PHARISEES, THIS MAN IS NOT OF GOD, BECAUSE HE KEEPETH NOT THE SABBATH DAY. Others said, How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles? And there was a division among them. (John 9:13-16)
Are we still hearing this type of accusation; “THIS MAN IS NOT OF GOD, BECAUSE HE KEEPETH NOT THE SABBATH DAY.”
Absolutely! As I have disclosed previously, a new gospel was introduced by some converted Jews as well as Jews “wannabe” (gentiles masquerading as Jews) to supplement the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ’s sacrificial death on the stake with the “Back to Hebrews’ Root” doctrine or gospel. As an example and in case you are interested to listen to one of them, I will give you the link to his video which I am not presenting in this article as I do not subscribe to his opinions. Let me warn you, it is a one and half hour long video presentation:
Jim Staley – “And He Rested” – Should Christians Keep the Sabbath?
Upon closer examination, these “wannabe” spiritual leaders are taking their “MADE BLIND” followers back to Judaism with all the traditional rituals and paraphernalia. Most of these followers started as Christians who professed salvation through faith in the sacrificial death of the Lord Jesus Christ! These poor souls fit the statement: “AND THAT THEY WHICH SEE MIGHT BE MADE BLIND.”
Now, let us watch and listen to the following video:
SHOULD CHRISTIANS KEEP THE SABBATH?
Uploaded on Oct 27, 2009
This video is about the Sabbath and if it is a commandment for Christians to keep it under the New Covenant. Do Christians have to rest on the seventh day as the Israelites did or is our rest found somewhere else? Was keeping the Sabbath ever a command for non-Jews? In this video I address these questions and more. I hope whoever is watching this will watch it with an open heart and let the Scriptures speak.
To know what NEW religions, false doctrines and gospels appeared in the 1960’s (the start of the Age of Aquarius or the New Age), please read the following article:
THE MYSTERY OF INIQUITY DOTH ALREADY WORK: THE DANGERS WE ARE FACING NOW! THE SOUL YOU SAVE MAY BE YOUR OWN.
But, let us read what God, who sees the hearts, say how the Sabbath commandment affect His people who was given the custodianship of the Torah and were supposed to keep it holy.
“Hear this, O ye that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail, Saying, WHEN WILL THE NEW MOON BE GONE, that we may sell corn? AND THE SABBATH, that we may set forth wheat, MAKING THE EPHAH SMALL, AND THE SHEKEL GREAT, AND FALSIFYING THE BALANCES BY DECEIT? That we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes; yea, and SELL THE REFUSE OF THE WHEAT? The LORD hath sworn by the Excellency of Jacob, Surely I will never forget any of their works. SHALL NOT THE LAND TREMBLE FOR THIS, AND EVERY ONE MOURN THAT DWELLETH THEREIN? AND IT SHALL RISE UP WHOLLY AS A FLOOD; AND IT SHALL BE CAST OUT AND DROWNED, AS BY THE FLOOD OF EGYPT. And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord GOD, that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in the clear day: AND I WILL TURN YOUR FEASTS INTO MOURNING, and all your songs into lamentation; and I will bring up sackcloth upon all loins, and baldness upon every head; and I will make it as the mourning of an only son, and the end thereof as a bitter day. BEHOLD, THE DAYS COME, saith the Lord GOD, THAT I WILL SEND A FAMINE IN THE LAND, NOT A FAMINE OF BREAD, NOR A THIRST FOR WATER, BUT OF HEARING THE WORDS OF THE LORD: AND THEY SHALL WANDER FROM SEA TO SEA, AND FROM THE NORTH EVEN TO THE EAST, THEY SHALL RUN TO AND FRO TO SEEK THE WORD OF THE LORD, AND SHALL NOT FIND IT.”(Amos 8:4-12)
The feast of New Moon and the observation of the Sabbath became additional causes for them to sin! They found these commandments as burdensome; they observed them grudgingly, and, as usual, they “worked” their minds to plan for cheating the poor by falsifying the unit of measure of an ephah as well as the balances (weight measure). We learned from the scripture that they were constantly tried and find ways to deceive the poor by selling the “THE REFUSE OF THE WHEAT!” Have they stopped from works? No! It was business as usual; no matter if they were celebrating New Moon, or on Sabbath rest. So, God decided what was the use of it all? He turned everything upside down; AND I WILL TURN YOUR FEASTS INTO MOURNING…”
We are living in Perilous Times, indeed. Let us look at what are going on in the world today. These are what the people of the world call Acts of God! But they are not Acts of God by any means. THESE DISASTERS HAPPENED WHEN GOD TOOK HIS PROTECTIVE HANDS AWAY FROM THE WORLD.
“Ichabod, The glory is departed from Israel:” (1Samuel 4:21-22)
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Published on December 4, 2013
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And Jesus said, For judgement I am come into this world, THAT THEY WHICH SEE NOT MIGHT SEE; AND THAT THEY WHICH SEE MIGHT BE MADE BLIND.
And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said unto him, Are we blind also?
Jesus said unto them, IF YE WERE BLIND, YE SHOULD HAVE NO SIN: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth. (John 9:39-41)
The Pharisees were seeing the miraculous healing of a blind man. At the beginning of this article, I quoted the following introduction:
“And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: BUT THAT THE WORKS OF GOD SHOULD BE MADE MANIFEST IN HIM.”
The Pharisees and everyone else were able to see “THE WORKS OF GOD…MANIFEST IN HIM (THE BLIND).” But the Pharisees were BLIND to the “WORKS OF GOD MANIFESTING,” and tried and found fault in the WORKS OF GOD and CALLED THAT AS TRANSGRESSING THE SABBATH!
So, the Lord Jesus Christ made a very comforting statement about us “WHO SEE NOT” the Sabbath Commandment. We are made TO SEE, while the Pharisees who were supposed to see the WORKS OF GOD, and were MADE BLIND! And the Lord Jesus Christ said: IF YE WERE BLIND (to the Sabbath and Torah of Moses), YE SHOULD HAVE NO SIN! That supports the statement:
“Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin! BUT NOW THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD WITHOUT THE LAW IS MANIFESTED, BEING WITNESSED BY THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS; Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: WHOM GOD HATH SET FORTH TO BE A PROPITIATION THROUGH FAITH IN HIS BLOOD, TO DECLARE HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS FOR THE REMISSION OF SINS THAT ARE PAST, THROUGH THE FORBEARANCE OF GOD; (Romans 3:20-25)
Your sin which resulted from your former BLINDNESS to the Torah Commands, has been declared “NO SIN” through your faith in the begotten Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ: WHOM GOD HATH SET FORTH TO BE A PROPITIATION THROUGH FAITH IN HIS BLOOD, TO DECLARE HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS FOR THE REMISSION OF SINS THAT ARE PAST, THROUGH THE FORBEARANCE OF GOD;
the voice of one crying in this darkened world