There’s a lot of discussion right now about the vaccine and whether a person should or shouldn’t get it. It doesn’t take long before you find people with differing opinions, and if I’m not mistaken we’ve always valued our freedoms in America that allow us to have differences of opinions.
However, I do want to tell you about a virus that is much deadlier than the Coronavirus, and if you don’t get the vaccine YOU WILL ABSOLUTELY DIE. The virus is called SIN. We’ve all got it, according to Romans 3:23. Sin is lawlessness (1 John 3:4), and sin is not just doing the wrong thing, but it’s failing to do what is right (James 4:17). We can say with Paul that though we want to do the right thing, we don’t do it, and we don’t want to do the wrong thing, but we still do it (Romans 7:19). It’s the human thing to do. It’s the nature that we inherited from Adam (Romans 5:12; 1 Corinthians 15:21,22). Where does all of this lead to? It leads to death. Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death…” Ezekiel 18:20 says, “The soul who sins is the one who will die…” There are many other such passages that help us understand that sin=death.
There’s only one way to get around this absolute certainty: that is to get the vaccine. The vaccine is Jesus. Only Jesus can save you from sin’s wage. Only Jesus can free you from sin’s penalty. I didn’t quote to you the whole verse from Romans 6:23 a while ago. It says, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” There are lots of other verses that teach us forgiveness is through Jesus (Ephesians 1:7; Acts 13:38,39; 1 John 1:9; 1 Timothy 2:5,6; Hebrews 10:10-14).
Could I encourage you to get the vaccine for your deadly virus of sin? Say “YES” to Jesus, so that when you stand before Him He will say “YES” to you. If you need help in knowing how to find Him, I’d love to help you.
Rinehart Christian Church