Summary: Yours truly at this time of Global crisis triggered by a Pandemic aims to compare the deadly Corona virus with a far more lethal virus Sin besides exploring the available remedies for them.
A CURE FOR A VIRUS DEADLIER THAN CORONA VIRUS!!!
Not a nano second seems to pass in all forms of media nowadays without we being updated about the rising number of infections and casualities on account of deadly Corona Virus. Even as I began preparing this message, the News of a Celeb like Prince Charles having tested positive for this lethal virus trickled down. And to think in his social interaction, he had been as cautious as possible replacing handshakes with Indian style Namaste whilst greeting dignitaries of other Nations!!! By the time, I was concluding this message, the News of Boris Johnson, the British PM having been infected was “in the air”. From a pauper to a prince, from a person down in the dumps economically in some remote corner of this World to a distinguished National leader residing in the famous Downing Street, London this virus seems to be in no mood of sparing anyone!!! For a layman, a chill would run across his spine when the chilling truth sinks in that all people (irrespective of their Societal status) are becoming victims of the “predatory instincts” of this contagious disease!!!
At this time of universal crisis when many aspects of every earthling is being affected-be it social, physical, emotional or financial-apart from doing all that is socially correct like strictly adhering to Government-framed rules (aimed at curbing the spread of this disease), are there any spiritual lessons’ for us to be learned. Plenty, if you ask me…
In this Message with sub-headings beginning with “Cs’ ” (What else?), Yours Truly aims to focus on a virus which is far more deadly than Corona virus and that Ladies and Gentlemen is Sin (for all other disease-causing viruses originated from it)!!! Of course, we would also -most importantly at that- focus upon its cure too!!!
Another reason for stating that sin is far more lethal than Corona virus is that
a) Covid-19 (another name for this “Chinese” virus) can merely kill the body (one Bible dictionary defines Death due to natural causes like old age, illness etc as “First death” which connotes separation of the spirit from its dwelling place…i,e…the body- Gen 2:17) whereas sin in contrast kills not only body but also permanently separates a person’s spirit (his real self) from its Creator God leading to a far more excruciating “Second death” (read damnation into Hell- Rev 2:11).
b) Covid-19 virus is not transmitted from a mother to a child (recent studies have substantiated this point) whereas sin gets transmitted from parents to their offspring
Before zeroing in on the main cause of sin and the solution for it, firstly let us cast spotlight on a Scripture portion (Rom 8:19-23 TLB) which gives one a glimpse of the situation prevalent in the contemporary world and the glorious future. The scenario may appear apparently tragic but it is tailor-made (an offshoot of our Heavenly Father’s infinite wisdom) to fashion us into a Christ-like image after our one regeneration (Rom 5:3-4) besides making us pine for a better world known as Heaven.
For all creation is waiting patiently and hopefully for that future day when God will resurrect his children. For on that day thorns and thistles, sin, death, and decay—the things that overcame the world against its will at God’s command—will all disappear, and the world around us will share in the glorious freedom from sin which God’s children enjoy.
For we know that even the things of nature, like animals and plants, suffer in sickness and death as they await this great event. And even we Christians, although we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, also groan to be released from pain and suffering. We, too, wait anxiously for that day when God will give us our full rights as his children, including the new bodies he has promised us—bodies that will never be sick again and will never die- Romans 8:19-23
Now let’s draw comparisons between the deadly Corona virus and a far more lethal virus Sin besides exploring the available remedies for them.
Cause and Cue…
You were an anointed guardian cherub. I placed you; you were on the holy mountain of God; in the midst of the stones of fire you walked. You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created, till unrighteousness was found in you-Ezekiel 28:14-15
There is no doubt as to where Corona virus originated. Even a First grader would tell us that it all emanated from Wuhan in China. The cause behind it all!? The jury is still out at the moment. Can we attribute this colossal tragedy to Chinese weird dietary habits in stark violation of the Mosaic Law (Leviticus 11) or any botched experiment with some diabolical Bio-weapon which went awry at some stage? Or was any Communist ideology-driven, horrific business strategy aimed at becoming Global economic power steeped in commercialism devoid of any humanity hatched by the Chinese Government (unthinkable as it is, some are leaning towards this hypothesis) the cause behind this Global tragedy? Time alone would give us the right answer. Now as regards Sin, what about its place of origin and the cause behind it all!!! No complexity here please!!!