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The Most Deadly Virus Ever
By Grant Phillips
A virus much worse than COVID-19 Coronavirus has been eating away at our souls since the Garden of Eden. Adam and Eve were created by God and placed in a perfect environment. Then one day Satan came to visit, and they chose to listen to him and not their Creator … God. They rebelled against God, thinking they could be like Him, and sin took over.
COVID-19 Coronavirus is a killer. It is very lethal to some, destroying their bodies and taking their lives. Fortunately, many are not affected by the virus. They either do not get the virus, or they survive its attack. However, compared to the sin virus, the COVID-19 Coronavirus is weak as a kitten.
Apart from the works of Jesus and His offer of salvation, the sin virus takes no prisoners. First of all, everyone is infected. Every single human being since our original parents, Adam and Eve, is infected with the sin virus. Everyone is spiritually dead. Everyone will suffer for eternity in hell then the lake of fire without a remedy.
The sin virus has brought to mankind wars, murder, rape, theft, lying, perversion, greed, pride and these are just a few examples out of pages and pages that could be mentioned.
Because of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, all sports events have been terminated. Most businesses have been shut down. Our borders have been closed. We have shut down our entire country because of a virus that is able to kill our body.
However, reputable doctors and scientists say we have a drug in our arsenal that we can use with confidence against COVID-19 Coronavirus. It has been around for 65 years and has been used for malaria patients successfully. It is also used for lupus and rheumatoid arthritis patients. It is totally safe. (However, since President Trump has mentioned it, the hounds from hell speak unfavorably of it. No surprise.) It is called Hydroxychloroquine. Our doctors and scientists are also working on other solutions. There is definitely hope for the near future in fighting this virus.
The COVID-19 Coronavirus, world-wide, is taking the lives of about 6% of those it infects. Now think about this. The sin virus infects 100% of everyone born upon the earth and takes the lives (both spiritually and physically) of everyone … 100%. Important: the COVID-19 Coronavirus can only take our physical life, but the sin virus destroys both body and our soul.
As I mentioned, there is hope for a remedy to fight the COVID-19 Coronavirus, but for the sin virus there is more than just hope. There is an absolute guaranteed remedy to permanently, once-and-for-all remove our sin virus. That guarantee is Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Jesus paid for our infection of the sin virus upon the cross and conquered its power by His resurrection from the grave. All He requires of us is to place our trust in Him. If we will just turn our lives over to Him, He will save us.
“O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?” (1 Corinthians 15:55)
If you were to get the Coronavirus, and you’re lying in bed dying, would you take the medicine prescribed to you, especially if the doctor says, “This will cure you?” I would, and of course you would too.
Well, without Jesus in our life, we are just one heartbeat away from eternal death. That means not only does our body die, but we are assigned to the lake of fire for all eternity. The Great Physician has the cure. It is Jesus. Will you accept God’s remedy of His Son Jesus? I have, and He wants you to also.
Some may say, “I don’t believe in God.”
“The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.” (Psalm 14:1)
Some may say, “I’m a good person. God will let me in Heaven.”
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” (Romans 3:23)
“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)
Some may say, “Does God really guarantee it?”
“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” (Romans 8:1)
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” (John 3:16-18)
When it comes to our bodies, isn’t it true that we will try anything humanly possible that might help us get well and keep us alive? Of course it is true. That is how it should be. No one is to be criticized for that.
These earthly bodies only last a short while, but our soul lives forever, either in Heaven or hell. Doesn’t it make sense that we should be even more concerned about our soul? By putting our faith in Jesus Christ we are guaranteed to spend eternity with Him. Jesus permanently removes the sin virus from all those who come to Him to be saved (healed).