1213 wrote: ↑Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:38 am
unknown soldier wrote: ↑Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:08 pm
Did Christ say that his love for the Jews was the reason he was to restore this man's sight?...
Didn’t need to say so. Everything Jesus did, can be seen as love for the people.
That's not true. According to the Christ story, many Jews found what Jesus said to be an insult to them, and they felt that way for good reason.
Love is caring without conditions and that Jesus did.
I'm afraid not. Christ never said his mission was to improve health and fitness among the Jews or anybody else. His mission was to reign as king over all people or at least all the people who would bow to him. All those who would not bow to him were to be destroyed.
That's a very twisted view of love.
That he would say "I love", would be as reasonable as if you would say, “I speak now”, as if people would not notice it otherwise.
Well, loving is not as obvious as speaking, and it would help a lot to cite a passage in which Christ's love for those he healed is spelled out.
You are also ignoring what John 9:2-3 is saying: "...he was born blind so that God’s works might be revealed in him..." "God's works" are a reference to Christ's magical healing. So Christ healed this man to "reveal" those works--not to love the man. If Christ and his God really loved the poor guy, then they wouldn't have blinded him from birth!
Finally, I should point out that the responses I've received on this thread from you and the other apologists are hardly loving. Not one of you have expressed one bit of sadness for a man born blind. If Christ taught love, then why have none of you learned it? Rather than express concern that some Christian practices can harm those who are blind or anybody else, all you've done is fight to maintain your faith no matter the human cost.
It would be laughable if it wasn't so sad.