Cracking Docrtrinal Nuts
John 9:1-5: "As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. And his disciples asked him, 'Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?' Jesus answered, 'It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him. We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no man can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world."
Here the Disciples asked Jesus,...who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?" The disciples regarded this man as an unsolved riddle, but in discussing the cause for his condition, Jesus didn’t dwell on the theological puzzle, but on actually helping the man. I think Charles Spurgeon has something. Read the quote below and ask yourself the question. Am I helping people or just cracking doctrinal nuts?
"It is ours, not to speculate, but to perform acts of mercy and love, according to the tenor of the gospel. Let us then be less inquisitive and more practical, less for cracking doctrinal nuts, and more for bringing forth the bread of life to the starving multitudes." (Spurgeon)