Mark 8:22 – 38, 10:46 – 52
John 9:1 – 41
Isaiah 35:5 (NKJV)
5Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, And the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.
Mark 8:22–25 (NKJV)
22Then He came to Bethsaida; and they brought a blind man to Him, and begged Him to touch him.
23So He took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the town. And when He had spit on his eyes and put His hands on him, He asked him if he saw anything.
24And he looked up and said, “I see men like trees, walking.”
25Then He put His hands on his eyes again and made him look up. And he was restored and saw everyone clearly.
III Deeper realities
Westminster Larger Catechism
Q. 27. What misery did the fall bring upon mankind?
A. The fall brought upon mankind the loss of communion with God, his displeasure and curse; so as we are by nature children of wrath, bond slaves to Satan,c and justly liable to all punishments in this world, and that which is to come.
Q. 28. What are the punishments of sin in this world?
A. The punishments of sin in this world are either inward, as blindness of mind, a reprobate sense,f strong delusions, hardness of heart,h horror of conscience, and vile affections; or outward, as the curse of God upon the creatures for our sakes,l and all other evils that befall us in our bodies, names, estates, relations, and employments; together with death itself.n
Q. 29. What are the punishments of sin in the world to come?
A. The punishments of sin in the world to come, are everlasting separation from the comfortable presence of God, and most grievous torments in soul and body, without intermission, in hell-fire for ever.