John 9:3 (KJV)
Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.
Here is a glaring example of a passage that must be taken in context or else a gross error would be made. Jesus plainly says that this man and his parents had not sinned. Taken out of context of the whole Bible it would appear that this is a perfectly sinless family. Someone could insist that there is such a person, besides Jesus, who has not sinned because Jesus said so in this passage.
I can hear them now, quoting and re-quoting this passage. Interrupting someone trying to show them other Scriptures, stopping their ears at a teacher presenting the whole word of God on the subject. You know, just like cultists do with their pet verses. They care not what the Bible teaches; only what this verse here or there says.
Any solid reading of the Bible assures us that all have sinned and come short of the glory of God so that all are in need of the only Saviour of the souls of men, Jesus Christ.
The Bible is a body of truth. Every word of the Word of God is absolutely true. But it is only true in so far as it is kept in harmony with the whole body of truth. That is why the Bible urges us to “study to shew thyself approved…” A disciple is a student. To fail to be a student of the Bible is to reject being a disciple of Christ.
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John 9:3 (KJV) Harmonizing the Whole Truth
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