One Cure

by admin ~ January 17th, 2015. Filed under: Brandenburg, gospel, Jesus.

A few years ago up in Sacramento I was talking to a man who did not like the biblical truth of one way of salvation.  He wouldn’t take one way of salvation unless there were several ways.  There is only one way.  That’s the truth.  I asked the man if he was against there being one cure for certain diseases, because that is often the case.  He paused for a very long time before answering, because he knew he was in trouble.  If he said, “yes,” then he was a hypocrite.  To give him some credit, he said, “no,” and said that did give him reason to think about what I was saying.  What I found was that it was just an excuse, not a reason.  The real reason is that he likes being in charge of his own life, but that doesn’t sound very credible.  If I talked even longer, or even again, we could explore the idea that he isn’t even in charge of his life, because there are so many factors related to the fall that leave him in slavery to the consequences of sin and its curse.  Men go looking for the one cure for a disease.  This is normal.  Billions of dollars are spent by the general public to prolong physical life on average a few years.  On the other hand, the public will spend nothing to extend life through all eternity.  Men count on this life.  It means everything to them, and the next life means almost nothing.  Churches and the individual Christians in them take charge of the cure for the second death.

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