- Mar 12, 2022
Not from his own family, or from communicating with anyone who might want to talk to him. After his conversation with the religious leaders, he was considered dead to everyone. His own parents were afraid to answer them, because confession of Christ meant a living death sentence.As a beggar, he was already ‘de facto’ excommunicated from society.
Their sons' answer is one of the boldest in scripture.
I would, because I think that's what an ordinary person of normal intelligence would do. I believe mental faculties are Godly gifts to all people (generally speaking.)I think that I agree that HE was saved at HIS initial encounter with Jesus, I was just not prepared to draw a universal rule that everyone Jesus healed
I know I would and my family would like Jn.4:53. Our Lord even rebuked that guy a little, which seems a tad strange considering that his child was dying. That's desperation. He knew his only hope was to petition our Savior.
It's difficult to know who actually saw what. Even in close proximity to an event, it really doesn't take much to obscure the view of people just 100 feet away when a few thousand people are blocking their view. I would believe a close friend, or seeing someone I recognized as healed.(or who witnessed a miracle) was immediately saved by the experience.
Judas saw many miracles and many other blind men had their sight restored … all do not seem to have been “saved” as well.
I'm not sure it even says Judas himself witnessed any miracle. I do know he was a thief. He sold Jesus for no good reason. I'll give Judas this,
I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood Mt.27:4
And they said, Who cares? Who cares???
Ummm....maybe his Father cares. Maybe his Father wasn't in favor of it at all. Maybe his Father was pleased that his Son didn't turn them into smoke, before they had a little more time to think about it.
Now we can't point fingers, because they told everyone that Jesus was being punished for sins by God. Many believed that heresy.