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One of the most obscure passages in the Gospels, according...

From the October 1908 issue of The Christian Science Journal


ONE of the most obscure passages in the Gospels, according to popular opinion, is that found in the 9th chapter of John, in which Jesus' disciples asked him, concerning a man blind from his birth, "Who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?" Jesus answered them, "Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him. " The majority of Bible students place undue emphasis upon the first part of the great Teacher's reply to the question of his disciples, and to a large extent ignore the main point, that upon which Jesus unquestionably meant the emphasis to be laid, viz.