Monday, September 30, 2019

60IN60 Day 29 - Mon Sept 30

It’s Day 29 and we’re in John 11.

Where God Spoke To Me:
- Verses 21, 32 - I like the fact that they could be honest about their questions and disappointments with Jesus and He doesn't condemn them for it. 

If you want to read the chapter online, here’s a link.

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Your Questions and Comments:
- "John 10:21. I thought other parts of the bible talks about healings/miracles that were not performed using the power of Jesus.  And that it was common knowledge at the time.  Why would healing the blind be a defense for Jesus?" - Good question.  First, you are right that it is possible that a healing or a miracle could come from a demonic rather than a divine source.  Perhaps the most prominent example of that in the Bible is when Moses does miracles before Pharaoh and the Egyptian magicians match some of the signs.  Second, your final question gets to exactly the debate that was going on about Jesus.  The debate would go something like this.  Follower of Jesus: "Jesus does miracles!"  Pharisees: "He's doing them by demonic power."  Follower of Jesus: "Why would He heal people if He was possessed by Satan?" Pharisees: "He's doing the miracles to fool you into thinking He's from God so you'll believe His teaching that disagrees with us."  Note that v. 21  says that "others" were saying, "Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?"  So it was people in general who were saying that.  Some of them were probably just looking at the miracle and saying, "That must be from God" without putting deep theological thought into it.

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