Summary: There are many remedys for various diseases but only One for the sin disease.
ROM. 5:12 “THE CURE FOR THE BLOOD DISEASE CALLED SIN”
Everybody has a terminal blood disease; and if the person doesn’t receive the only cure for that disease that there is he or she will surely die.
Romans 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
When you go to a Doctor, he asks you if you are experiencing shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. etc. He is asking for your symptoms so that he can diagnose your disease. Now the problem with this is that many diseases share the same symptoms so he has to ask tons of questions and run batteries of tests to try and narrow it down. He can only cure you or pronounce you incurable when he finds the cause of your symptoms. Since much trial and error is involved it is always wise to seek a second opinion especially in serious cases involving surgery or when the initial prognosis is terminal.
Spiritually, we see symptoms as well. All mankind suffers from a malignant blood disease that left unchecked not only kills the body, but the soul as well.
Rom 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: (KJV)
God created man to be an eternal being, but sin brought death to the body and to the spirit. Death is separation.
At death the soul** separates from the body. The spirit, that part of us created to comprehend and fellowship** with God is dead at birth. If it is not quickened or made alive prior to the death of the body we are forever separated from God by what the Bible calls the second death.
We are born sinners separated from God and if we die in the same condition that separation last forever in Hell.
Some folks might say that they are feeling pretty good and they doubt that the disease is in them. We’ve all heard stories of people who appeared to be in the picture of health dying instantly or felt great until one day they went in for a check up and found out not only did they have a terminal disease but they only had a short time to live and yet they felt and looked fine.
God has given us the warning symptoms of our terminal disease.
Gal 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness,*[physically or spiritually] lasciviousness,*[ wantonness.]
20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance,* [quarrel, wrangling: emulations,*[ envy- indignation, jealousy] wrath, strife, [contention]seditions,[ division,] heresies,[ disunion: sect.]
21 Envyings,[ jealousy (spite] murders, drunkenness, revellings,[ rioting.] 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.
Every person has at least one or more of these symptoms. Although they may come in varying degrees just like cancers progress in stages. Some may be almost unnoticeable to the eye, yet the symptoms are there. They may be hard to recognize at times.