The Gospel of John

Jesus Affirms His Deity

J. Deering,


Jesus Affirms His Deity

35 Jesus heard that they had put him out, and finding him, He said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?” 36 He answered, “Who is He, Lord, that I may believe in Him?” 37 Jesus said to him, “You have both seen Him, and He is the one who is talking with you.” 38 And he said, “Lord, I believe.” And he worshiped Him. 39 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.” 40 Those of the Pharisees who were with Him heard these things and said to Him, “We are not blind too, are we?” 41 Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no sin; but [f]since you say, ‘We see,’ your sin remains.


John closes this chapter with two striking testimonies. First, the testimony of the Man born blind who now sees: summarized in verse 38, “And he said, “Lord I believe,” AND HE WORSHIPED HIM. Second, the testimony of Jesus against the Pharisees: “For [the sake of] judgment I came into this world, so that those who do not see may see,” that the long promised Messiah would become visible to those who seek Him. “and that those who see may become blind,” that those who know the things of God but refuse to believe them would become [positionally] blind to His Gospel.


His closing words, “if you were blind,” if you knew nothing of God’s word or God Himself and His promised Messiah… then you would have no sin. But since the Pharisees knew the word of God and refused to worship Him, and refused to believe that Jesus was the Christ from God, their sin remains upon them.


In Chapter 8, verses 23-24 Jesus says, “You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. I told you that you would die in your sins, for unless you believe that I am He you will die in your sins.”