The REAL Pandemic… (It’s NOT the “Corona Virus”!)
“People are DYING, don’t you know??!” So we are being told everywhere we go, trying to do business as normally as possible. Folks are scared to death, hiding in their hidey-holes, thinking that somehow an airborne virus cannot “get” them if they lock the doors of their businesses, or stand 2 meters from others breathing the SAME AIR they are.
Yes, I agree, people ARE dying, and the numbers are incredible!! But people refuse to look at the cause of this pandemic, so it goes on and on, claiming millions of lives every year. Not many care… Maybe not even you…
Because it is no “virus” that is killing people, it is a terrible pandemic called SIN. (This is where most folks will close my article, dismissing it as hogwash. Are you also one of those? How many will actually read to the end?)
How many have to die every day from some type of horrible cancer (or the radiation and chemo they treat it with)? Sin causes cancer.
How many have to die on the roads in horrible car crashes every day from intoxicated driving? Sin causes these deaths.
How many babies die daily in terrorizing “procedures”? Sin causes ALL these deaths!
How many drown? Are murdered? Or fall to their deaths??
19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
THIS IS DEATH: Eternal separation from God and any hope of mercy. And the PANDEMIC sending every sinful soul into eternal damnation is SIN!
“But who cares? We’re scared of a virus!!” Well, you may contract, and subsequently die, from that virus. But was it the virus that killed you? Was it the car crash? Was it cancer? Drowning? Does it really MATTER??
The fact is, people are scared of DYING!! Plain and simple. They just do not want to die, period. Because they know, deep down, that after that comes the judgment (Hebrews 9:27: …it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:). They know there really IS a God who created us all, and who has the RIGHT to “render to every man according to his deeds” (Romans 2:6). Most people are not willing to look at that. But look at it they MUST, especially in light of a “viral pandemic”, if they would escape eternal death.
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; 29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
To quote a man who understood the seriousness of “not only doing the same, but having pleasure in them that do them”:
“‘Have pleasure in them that do them.’ Paul’s last word on human sinfulness is God’s condemnation of a condition even more damning than the practice itself, i.e., supporting and encouraging evil by taking pleasure in the immoral actions of others. This disposition is the ultimate in depravity — vicarious enjoyment of lust and evil. Sin becomes entertainment.
“Being entertained by watching other people sin and engage in ungodly actions, even while you yourself abstain, brings you under the same divine condemnation as those engaging in such evil practices. Sin is intensified in any society wherever it meets with no inhibition from the disapproval of others.
“Those (and especially those who profess Christ) who use the immoral actions of others for entertainment and enjoyment are directly contributing to public opinion favourable to immorality and therefore to the corruption and eternal damnation of an indefinite number of people.” — The Full Life Study Bible.
If you had enough courage to read this far, you are among the few who will likely be able to hear God’s remedy. It’s very simple, really.
13 Therefore now amend your ways and your doings, and obey the voice of the Lord your God; and the Lord will repent him of the evil that he hath pronounced against you.
19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out…
7 …Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
2 Corinthians 7:1 …let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
2 Timothy 1:7
7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
1 John 4:18
18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. (This means loving God with a perfect heart.)
How many will do THIS…?