It is common for those who oppose the pure, simple gospel of grace to raise questions and objections rather than receiving God’s solution to sin. When Paul wrote his first letter over the deep concern that the gospel was being distorted by those who wanted to keep the Law, he opened his letter to the Galatians with these words;
“Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen” (Galatians 1:3–5). And then to another church; “Not your own doing, it is a gift of God, not a result of works, so no one may boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9).
There was another man, blind from birth, who Jesus gave sight to as He was going from one place to another. Neighbors were amazed at this miracle, but the Pharisees (religious leaders) were not as happy with the good that had come to this man. They wanted to pin blame on the blind man or his parents. When that didn’t work, they accused Jesus of being sinful (John 9:1-41).
These Pharisees kept putting pressure on the man who now could see for the first time in his life, trying to make him speak against Jesus who gave him sight. In response to all this pressure, he said, “One thing I know, that though I was blind, now I see” (9:25). The gospel is very, very simple! You only need to know one thing; you were a lost sinner. Now you are saved by grace.
Be careful that you are not drawn away from sincere, simple, pure devotion to Christ in the gospel of grace (2 Corinthians 11:3).
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