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.
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