And Jesus said, “For judgment I came into this world, so that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may become blind.” Those of the Pharisees who were with Him heard these things and said to Him, “We are not blind too, are we?” Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no sin; but since you say, ‘We see,’ your sin remains.” – John 9:39-41
When Jesus came to Judea, the blind were given their sight and those with sight were made “blind.” What a glorious paradox! Jesus healed those who could not see and desperately wanted their sight, but He also “blinded” those who could see and yet refused to do so.
By His very life, Jesus forced, and still forces, a decision. He said, “For judgment I came….” People love to walk the fence with God’s Son, postponing a decision until all the information is in, but Jesus will never allow a person to play the middle. It is “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” with Christ. One must simply decide.
Can you see?
Men blaspheme what they do not know. – Blaise Pascal