For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.

1 Corinthians 13:9-10

Divided Truth: The Story of the Six (6) Blind Men


About This Post

The story of the six (6) blind men is a representation of the different religions and denominations in the world today. Each one claims to be the only truth, but they are actually blind men leading the blind. In part, they are true, but as a whole, they are wrong.

The complete message — the A to Z of salvation — has been entrusted by the Almighty Father, our Lord Jesus Christ, to His Appointed Son in these last days. 1 Corinthians 13:9-10 is fulfilled in the Appointed Son of God’s ministry.

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The Six Blind Men of Hindustan

Once there were six (6) blind men who lived in India. Each of them was born blind and since they could not see, all they could do was listen to people’s stories about the world and imagine many of its wonders.

One of the stories that interested them the most was the story of the elephants. People told them that elephants could trample forests, carry huge burdens, and frighten men and women, both young and old, with their loud trumpet calls. But they also heard that the elephant allows people to ride on its back.

The six (6) blind men argued day and night. One blind man insisted that an elephant must be a powerful giant while another contended that it must be graceful and strong. Another blind man believed that the elephant can pierce a man’s heart with its horns and another asserted that it is nothing more than a large cow. But the last of the blind men speculated that elephants do not exist at all and that they are all victims of a cruel joke.

To resolve their argument, the men visited the palace where elephants could be found.

The Six Blind Men and the Elephant

When the first blind man touched the side of the huge animal, he exclaimed: “An elephant is like a wall!”

The second blind man reached out and touched the elephant’s trunk. “It’s like a giant snake,” he said.

The third blind man felt the elephant’s pointed tusk and cried, “It’s a spear and must be a deadly creature!”

The fourth blind man, on the other hand, extended his hands and felt the elephant’s leg. “It is an extremely large cow,” he uttered.

When the fifth blind man touched the elephant’s ear, he concluded: “The elephant is a huge fan.”

But the sixth blind man, after tugging on the elephant’s course tail, remarked: “This is nothing more than a piece of old rope!”

Their argument continued and their shouts grew louder and louder until their noise awakened the Rajah. And the Rajah said, “How can each of you be so certain you are right? Each man touched only one part of the elephant. To see the truth, you must put all the parts together.”

The Divided Truth

The story of the six (6) blind men of Hindustan tells us how a whole can be divided into parts and how each part claims to be the only truth. It teaches us how interpretations of certain things vary according to how people understand and perceive them.

They did not perceive the elephant as one huge animal because they failed to put the parts together. Each blind man only touched one part and concluded that such is already the truth. In part they were true, but as a whole, they were wrong.

This is how the servants from religion and denomination divided the Words of God amongst themselves. They took whatever they could from the Word for their own consumption. Somebody got the hand part, another got the foot part, and another got the torso part. They got all of these parts unto themselves and proceeded to teach everybody: “I have Jesus Christ here. Jesus Christ is with me. Come and follow me.”

They Can Only Teach What They Have

When they taught about Jesus Christ, they only taught what they have as parts.

The one that got the hand taught about the hand part. When he showed the hand, it is really the hand of Jesus Christ. Through the years, they studied the hand. It is really the hand. It is genuine. It’s authentic. And they were excited because it is really the hand of Jesus Christ. They have memorized the hand, even the fingernails.

The one that got the foot taught about the foot part. If you ask them where is Jesus Christ? They would say: “Here He is.” They showed the foot and studied it.

Somebody got the eye part while another found the ear part. They studied it, taught about it… so on and so forth.

Now when these people meet one another, they quarrel because they could not put the parts together. Each part claims to be the only truth. They are the blind leading the blind.

This is the confusion in the Church Age.

The Son Has the Whole

The Almighty Father’s plan of salvation has finally been completed first in the life of the Appointed Son of God. It is through him that the Almighty Father, our Lord Jesus Christ, entrusted the complete message — the message of everlasting life, the A to Z of salvation.

Religion and denomination may have some of the parts, but it is the Appointed Son of God who has been entrusted with the whole. (1 Corinthians 13:9-10)

It is like a jigsaw puzzle that when you are able to put all the pieces together, you see the whole one completed picture. Praise the Almighty Father through the Son!