THE ONLY CURE
“Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”–Acts 4:10–12
Though many people like to think that they are okay because they are not as bad as some others, the reality is that all of us are sinners. Every person born into this world is born under the curse and penalty of sin. And despite what some people say, there is only one way sin can be forgiven and our relationship with God changed from our natural enmity toward Him to becoming part of His family—through accepting the salvation freely offered through Jesus Christ. No other solution is available, and if someone chooses to follow another path, he is heading toward destruction.
Dr. John R. Rice told of a man who had a sore on his cheek. He said, “The sore seemed incurable. It grew larger and worse. Surely, his friends said, it was cancer. He should have gone at once for treatment or surgery. But no, he read an ad in the paper where a quack doctor offered to sell a salve that would cure cancer. He bought the salve, boasted that he had saved the doctor’s expense and the pain of surgery, and applied the salve diligently. The sore healed over on the outside, but went on with its deadly work, and after awhile the man died of cancer. He would not call for help though he desperately needed it.” It is a tragedy for people to remain lost because they will not take God’s offer. The only hope of salvation is when we accept God’s offer of Christ’s substitutionary payment for sin.– Daily in the Word
Lakeway Baptist Church
5801 FM 1960 E
Humble, TX. 77346