Friday, March 24, 2023

Pulling Sinners From the Fire

Scripture likens sin to leprosy, a disease characterized by spots on the flesh. A symptom of leprosy is that the victim loses any sense of pain. Mild pain makes us move around when we sit down for too long in one position. This allows blood to freely flow throughout our body. If there is no pain, there is no movement, and as a consequence, the flesh rots. Sin dulls the pains of an accusing conscience, so that there is no movement from it, i.e. no repentance. It causes "fleshly lusts, which war against the soul."( 1 Peter 2:11) Remember that Jesus is coming for a spotless Churchfor a "glorious church, without spot or wrinkle," so keep yourself "unspotted from the world." And make sure you pull sinners from the fire, hating "even the garment spotted by the flesh."( Jude 23) There goes another minute. Gone forever. Go share your faith while you still have time.