“And when He had looked around at them [the Pharisees] with anger, being grieved by the hardness of their hearts, He said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And he stretched it out, and his hand was restored as whole as the other. Then the Pharisees went out and immediately plotted with the Herodians against Him, how they might destroy Him.”
~ Mark 3:5-6
“…to look upon disabled children bound in the mind by satan, God’s purpose for them held captive by the thief then refer to their captivity as a blessing is grievous. It’s an outright insult to Jesus who suffered agony to bear it all for these children.
It’s a tragic pharisaical hardening of one’s heart to see a special needs child and not be filled with the mercy and compassion of Jesus Christ that passionately desires they be totally set free. He is only for the opening of prison doors for those who are bound.
To call the chains of satan on a child’s mind a blessing is one of the greatest forms of deception the pit of hell has planted into the hearts of many in the church. That thief has successfully caused even His very own to deny the atonement and agree to redefine sickness into his lying, trapping terms.” – excerpt from very rough draft of my work in progress, The Infamously Prickly Thorn in Paul’s Flesh.