Spiritual blindness is a very serious condition that a person has when they are unable to “see” Jesus Christ (i.e., understand and believe in his teachings, his deity, his sacrifice, his saving message, etc.). And people who do not “see” Jesus Christ, do not “see” God (Colossians 1:15-16). Spiritually blind people do not believe in God, in Jesus Christ, nor His Word (Romans 2:8; 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12). People who are spiritually blind do not accept, and therefore reject, Jesus Christ and are “lost” (John 6:68-69). In summary, those who do not believe and have not put their faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior are spiritually blind (John 9:35-41).
Approximately 2,000 years ago, Jesus came to earth and healed the “physically” blind. But even more importantly, he came to heal the “spiritually” blind. In other words, we are all born with “spiritual blindness”, which is the result of our sin nature and Satan. Satan, who is the father of lies (John 8:44), aims to lead people away from God’s truth in any way he can. Our spiritual blindness continues to be fed from our innate selfishness and our lustful desires, or over importance, on worldly items such as money, power, sex, or material things. Are any sinful desires blinding you from Christ? When we earnestly and prayerfully seek to understand God and His truths, decide to turn away from our sins and turn towards God, and specifically place our faith in Jesus as our Lord and Savior, God will open the “eyes” of our hearts and minds… and we will no longer be “spiritually blind”.
Key Bible Verses about “Spiritual Blindness”:
“He has blinded their eyes and deadened their hearts, so they can neither see with their eyes, nor understand with their hearts, nor turn – and I would heal them.” John 12:40
“The god of this age (Satan) has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.” 2 Corinthians 4:4
“I will bring distress on the people and they will walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the Lord…” Zephaniah 1:17
“Whoever loves his brother lives in the light, and there in nothing in him to make him stumble. But whoever hates his brother is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness; he does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded him.” 1 John 2:10-11
“Leave them; they are blind guides. If a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit.” Matthew 15:14
In them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah: “You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving. For this people’s heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them. But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they ear.” Matthew 13:14-16
Jesus said, “For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind will see and those who see will become blind.” Some Pharisees who were with him heard him say this and asked, “What” Are we blind too?” Jesus said, “If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin; but now that you claim you can see, your guilt remains.” John 10:39-41
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12
If you are curious about your own spiritual vision, please consider taking our various “Spiritual Growth Assessments” located on our SPIRITUAL EYE EXAM page. These assessments are free, quick, and the results are instantaneous!
Will you go to Heaven when you die? Here’s a quick test:
Q. Have you ever told a lie?
Q. Have you ever stolen anything?
Q. Have you ever used God’s name in vain?
Q. Have you ever lusted over someone?
Q. Have you ever hated someone?
If you have done these things, God sees you as a liar, a thief, a blasphemer, an adulterer-at-heart, and a murderer-at-heart. And this is only 5 of God’s Ten Commandments (a/k/a “God’s Law”). And the Bible warns that on the Day of Judgment, God will punish you in a terrible place called Hell. But, there is “good news”! God is not willing that any should perish. Sinners broke God’s Law, but Jesus paid their fine by shedding His sinless blood on a cross ~2,000 years ago. This means that God can legally dismiss their case (and yours!): “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16) Then Jesus rose from the dead, defeating death. Today, repent (turn away from your sins), put your complete trust in Jesus, and confess Jesus as your Lord & Savior… and God will give you eternal life as a free gift.
Contrary to popular belief, being a “good person”, doing “good deeds”, or being “religious” will not get you a ticket to heaven! Many people are hoping God will dismiss their sins because their good deeds outweigh their bad deeds. They further hope that because God is “good” he will let them go unpunished and enter heaven. However, because God is “good” he must by nature punish sinners (i.e., God would not be a good judge if he let criminals go free). The Bible states: “There is no one on earth who is righteous, no one who does what is right and never sins.” (Ecclesiastes 7:20) The Bible also states: “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9) And finally, think about this, if your goodness could save you, Jesus would have died in vain (i.e., for no good reason). The Bible states: “I (Jesus) am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father (God) except through me. (John
14:6) Friends, please don’t “roll-the-dice” and gamble your eternal life on the life-threatening lie that being a “good person” will get you to heaven.
Here is a prayer you can use to receive Jesus Christ as your personal Lord & Savior. It is a suggested prayer – the key is that you are speaking from your heart.
“Father, I know that I have broken your laws and my sins have separated me from you. I am truly sorry, and now I want to turn away from my past sinful life toward you. Please forgive me, and help me turn away from sin going forward. I believe that your Son, Jesus Christ, died for my sins, was resurrected from the dead, is alive, and hears my prayer. I invite Jesus into my heart and I confess him as my personal Lord and Savior. Thank You for sending your Holy Spirit to help me obey you, and to do your will for the rest of my life. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.”
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