Before the internet, newspapers, or the printing press, all information was shared by eyewitness accounts and by word of mouth. To confirm the veracity of events or accusations, the Bible required two or more witnesses to vet accusations and allegations against one another. Thus, in the Gospel of John, it is instructive that everyone that Jesus Christ healed or revealed His divinity was well-known to the local community and the miracle could be confirmed by multitudes of witnesses.
The invalid healed at the pool in Bethesda had been there for thirty-eight years (John 5:5). The man blind from birth, whom Jesus restored his sight, sat and begged in the town every day of his adult life and his parents were well-known to all (John 9). This all climaxed with the raising of Lazarus from the dead. Lazarus was a close friend of Jesus and the brother of two of his followers, Martha and Mary. He had been dead for four days, with his funeral and entombment of his body witnessed by everyone in the city of Bethany (John 11:1-44).
If Jesus were a charlatan, it is highly unlikely He would have chosen to perform His miracles upon people who were so well known to the local community. A fraud seeking to deceive the masses would have chosen strangers that no one could vet or worse, have His disciples use actors as part of an elaborate farce to portray miraculously healed sinners.
…One thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see.
John 9:25 (ESV)
Jesus still performs miracles today, through the power of the Holy Spirit. His miracles are evidenced by changed lives freed from sin, broken relationships restored, and guilt, shame, and tears wiped away. The most compelling proof was the statement offered by the man blind from birth. When Jesus healed him, he was still unsure who healed him. But after the healing, his eyes were opened, physically and spiritually, and he recognized Jesus as His Lord and Savior. Need more witnesses? Seek out anyone who has truly confessed and repented of their sins and accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. No one who is a true follower of Jesus Christ will deny the miraculous salvation that Jesus Christ has brought to their lives!
May all of us have our eyes opened to see the Truth about Jesus Christ!
He is God, Incarnate, and Eternal!
Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.