John 9:39 And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.
Mark 2:17 When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
Luke 5:31 And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick.
Jesus Christ came to seek and to save sinners. He came to rescue fallen man from the powers of darkness and the deceitfulness of sin. Jesus is called, among other things, The Great Physician. His diagnosis of mankind is that we are by nature born into this world blind, self righteous, and unable to redeem ourselves. Like Adam, we choose to believe the lies of the devil about God and ourselves. We believe that we can be little gods, little saviors. But the truth is that we are born dead in trespasses and sins and blind. We are blinded by the god of this world (2 Corinthians 4:4) regarding the identity of Jesus Christ and the reason for His coming.
One of the orthodox religious community sects in the days of Jesus refused to believe that He was the Christ, The Son of God. Despite the irrefutable miracle of the healing of the blind man, they would not believe that He was Who He said He was because He had broken their erroneous sabbath day interpretation of performing a healing on the sabbath. They believed that redemption was something that could be obtained by keeping rules, rituals and doing good works. They could not see that religious exercises apart from a sinless sacrifice for sins cannot atone for our sin. As long as a person refuses to accept the biblical record of who Jesus Christ is and who they are, they will remain in darkness by either rank acts of sin or rigid orthodoxy of religion or keeping the golden rule. You cannot really believe that you are a sinner and think that you can save yourself. Only those who know they are sick and repent of their self righteous condition will turn to Jesus Christ and be made whole. That’s what the saving grace of God means. That’s the gospel. Can you see that?