Names of Sickness
Why sickness abounds today
The "Permission" of Evil
Are the days of miracles past ?
Why is there no healing as we see it in the Bible ?
My Church does not teach healing
Why is bodily healing important ?
Aging - A Divine perspective
Sickness among Old Testament Heroes
Sickness among Ministers in the New Testament
Why are people with strong faith and godly lives sick ?
Premature deaths
Does God teach through sickness ?
Don't miss this subject. It is the heart of the school. Causes for sickness
Paul's thorn in the flesh
The case of Job
The man born blind in John 9
Difference between Healing & Health
Medical Science and Healing
Why some are not healed
Reasons for healing today
Some methods of receiving healing
Some difficult Old Testament scriptures
Healing in the light of the Law and Judgement
The healing ministry of Jesus Christ
Healing outside the Gospel of Jesus Christ
Is there healing in the Atonement ?
He did, He can, He will
Healing & Church Growth

The Man Born Blind in John 9

. We read about a man born blind who was healed by Jesus in John 9 (read the entire chapter for the full story). When asked by his disciples whether the man’s blindness was due to his sins or his parents' sins, Jesus replied,

John 9:3 - “Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.”

A casual reading of this scripture, or isolating it and reading it would seem to suggest that God made the man blind and then healed him – just to get glory out of it. This, unfortunately, is the conclusion that many quickly jump to. But sincere seekers after the mind of Christ, press on and try to see Jesus. Walk with Him a few days through the gospels and feel His heart beat. May your spiritual eyes be opened!

Though the blindness was not due to any particular sin committed by the man or his parents, we must remember that the man was born in a state of sin and had a sinful nature. He and his parents lived in a time when the blood of Jesus had not been shed. This sinful nature could be taken away only be the blood of Jesus, which had not yet been shed. The blindness was thus due to the sinful nature running in the blood stream of all humanity.

Then Jesus said, “I must work the works of Him that sent me” (John 9:4), and healed him. Thus we see that the work of the Father is not to make blind but to heal. The will of God is not to afflict with sickness, but rather always, only to heal us.


Antioch House
Email : wecare@antiochhouse.org