There is a difference between being born blind and being reprobated for rejecting Christ, as Israel was. They were blind naturally, but God also blinded them for unbelief, shut and closed the door, etc.
you say in your first line, "we're born blind but we can repent" This sounds like an Arminian. The unregenerate man can only sin. He must be quickened to life (new birth) then God grants the elect one faith and repentance. Acts 5:31 11:18 Eph.2:8
Great Sermon! This message gave me a turning point in my christian life, prompting me to return to the Lord and once again take the journey and walk with Him at His command. It is an awesome message, a message to remember for the rest of my life. And I hope to abide in Him and have the courage to blow the trumpet to draw God's attention back on me. More power to you Pastor Heshimu.
Great Sermon! Thanks you so much for your message. I have learned a tremendous thing about being forgiven and being set free. And how this fact can enable us to give freely our time, talent and everything to God. More power to you pastor!!
To the contrary, you are dead and reveal it by refusing to believe that God chose and had mercy on you. Rejecting electing love proves man's depravity, for a few verses down, you see that we are born again, not by human will power or heritage, but by God. You cannot read the book of John and believe free will, unless you chose to stay blind to the Light. The true light of conscience won't save you, but the Light of revelation in the power of the Spirit... so that you actually believe... will.