Are you familiar with the world’s most dangerous disease? Have you taken the time to get the facts about the one disease which is doing more damage to mankind than cancer, heart disease, and A.I.D.S. combined?
That’s right. There is a disease in our society that infects and kills more people than any other disease in world history!
The Disease Is Sin
You may never have thought of sin as a disease, but the Lord Jesus Christ spoke of it as a disease. Jesus said, in Mark 2:17, “. . . 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.” So, from God’s viewpoint, sin IS a disease.
Sin Is a Universal Disease
Everyone living on earth today, has been infected with sin. The Bible says, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; ‘ Galatians 3:22 says that “ALL” have been concluded under sin, and Romans 3:10 tells us that, “. . . There is none righteous, no, not one:” You may not be infected with A.I.D.S. or cancer, however, you ARE infected with sin because the Bible concludes that we are ALL sinners.
Sin Is an Inherited Disease
You may be asking, “What did I do to deserve this disease? Why am I a sinner?” The Bible has the answer. Romans 5:12 says, “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:” The Bible says that we were all BORN with a sin nature. David wrote in Psalm 51:5 that he was conceived in iniquity. We did not BECOME sinners by sinning. We became sinners by being born with a sin nature. Because of the sin of one man (Adam), we all inherit a sin nature when we are born into this world. We were all born with the sin disease, because we inherited it from Adam, the original human sinner.
Sin Is a Deadly Disease
Although sin is a universal disease and an inherited disease, it is most important to realize that sin is a DEADLY disease. Most people do not think of sin as being deadly, but according to the Bible, it is more deadly than any other illness in the world! Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” James 1:15 tells us that sin brings forth DEATH. People die because of sin. It was not God’s original plan for anyone to die, but in choosing the way of sin, man also chose the way of death.
Sin Is a Disease of Bondage
Sin is a disease of bondage because physical death is only the beginning! The Bible speaks of a SECOND death called the “lake of fire” (Rev. 20:14-15), where all sinners will spend eternity being tormented for their sins. Jesus preached often about this place of torment. In fact, He preached more about Hell than about Heaven, because He doesn’t want anyone to go there. As a sinner, you are in bondage to the law of sin and death, and you are already condemned to Hell (John 3:18). God is not waiting to determine your eternal destiny at some future date, because it has already been determined. If you ignore your sin disease, you will die and spend eternity in the lake of fire. If you had some physical illness which placed your life in danger, would you not seek help? Then why not seek help for your spiritual disease, the disease of sin?
There Is Only One Cure for The Sin Disease
You may be thinking, “This is not my fault! I didn’t choose to be a sinner, so I should not be condemned to Hell!” You are absolutely right, and God doesn’t want you to go to Hell. Jesus Christ, the sinless Son of God, died and paid for your sins so that you could be saved from Hell. He paid for your sins because you could not. By believing on Christ as your personal Saviour, you can have your sins washed away through His sinless blood (Col. 1:14; Rev. 1:5; Rom. 5:9). Water Baptism cannot wash away your sins, for the Bible says that the blood of Jesus Christ washes away sin (Rev. 1:5). Baptism is important AFTER you have believed on Christ, after you have been saved, but it doesn’t save anyone. The same can be said about church membership, tithing, praying, Bible reading, and witnessing . All of these good works are important once you are saved, but none of these can save you. Romans 10:13 says, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Ephesians 2:8-9 says, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves:it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”
You are infected with the world’s most deadly disease, the SIN disease, and it is going to damn your soul to Hell forever, unless you take the cure.
Just KNOWING ABOUT Jesus will not save you. You must take the cure. Are you going to take the cure by repenting of your sins and receiving Christ as your Saviour, or are you going to die in your sins and spend eternity in Hell? The choice is entirely your’s. Why not pray right now and ask the Lord Jesus Christ to come into your heart and cleanse you from all sin? I hope and pray that you will receive Christ while you still have the opportunity. Today is the day of Salvation. Lord Jesus, teach us to number our days so that we may apply our hearts to wisdom…In Jesus Name…Amen.