News • February 28, 2019

Mohler encourages students to see the truth of the Gospel

Mohler encourages students to see the truth of the Gospel

Riverside, Calif. (Feb. 26, 2019) – The world is divided into two groups, those who will see Jesus and those who will not see Him, Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr. told a California Baptist University chapel audience on Feb. 26. 

Mohler is the president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also hosts two popular programs called “The Briefing,” a daily analysis of news and world events from a Christian perspective, and “Thinking in Public,” a show that hosts influential leaders.

Mohler expounded from John 9 and the story of Jesus healing a man that was born blind.

“John was a master storyteller through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit,” Mohler said. “In John chapter 9 you get a story full of irony… The guy who ends up knowing the most is the person who saw the least.”

The blind man was not even allowed in the temple due to his disability, but he became a theologian after he had a life-transforming experience through the healing of Jesus, explained Mohler, when the blind man lectured the Pharisees about his miraculous healing.

“The Pharisees had perfectly good eyes but couldn’t see anything spiritually,” Mohler said.  “This story is not just a fairytale. This story happened so that people can understand they are one of these two groups in the story.”

“There are people who will see Jesus, and there are those who will not see him,” Mohler said.  “This is the difference between heaven and hell.

“What this story does is it points us back to the Gospel. Whoever believes or sees will be saved. He who has eyes let him or she see,” Mohler said.   


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