And Jesus said, “For judgment I came into this world, that those who do not see may see; and that those who see may become blind.” Those of the Pharisees who were with Him heard these things, and said to Him, “We are not blind too, are we?” Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no sin, but since you say, ‘We see’, your sin remains.” John9:39-41
The Religious Establishment wanted the man born blind to shut up! Jesus made clay on the Sabbath and anointed the blind man’s eyes. Now he could see! The man boldly witnessed of this, to the Religious Establishment. They wrote off the credibility of Jesus saying He is “just a sinner”. They denied the work of God in Jesus. The man continued to testify that Jesus made him see. This made the Religious Leaders so mad! They claimed devotion to pure biblical orthodoxy and boasted of their allegiance to their manmade system of religious rules. The seeing man again testified how Jesus made him see! He testified of the power and work of God! The Pharisees were incredibly angry at the man, writing him off as “just a sinner”. They denied the work of God in the man. These eminent theologians, the “Clergy” of the day, were enraged that this lowly nobody from the “laity” dared to teach them something. They threw him out of the synagogue. He was disenfranchised now from their Religious System. The man went out, where Jesus was. He believed in Him, and he worshiped Him.