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For many months now, the entire world has
been focused on finding a cure for COVID-
19. That focus intensified proportionately
with the spread of the virus and the
subsequent deaths. As human beings, our
mortality is emphasized during epidemics,
plagues, and calamities. As Christians,
the immortality of human souls should
be emphasized when we see these tragic
events unfold around the globe. Our
focus on promoting God’s cure for the
worldwide virus called Sin should intensify
proportionately with the spread of that
virus and the subsequent deaths. While
scientists work to find
cures for the physical
needs of humanity,
believers need to make
known God’s remedy
for the spiritual need of
mankind. When I was a child, I
enjoyed watching old
westerns on television.

I remember in a few of
those shows a traveling
“doctor” would come
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to town selling an
elixir he claimed would
cure everything from the common cold to
cancer. In the next scene, the town’s people
were flocking to the wagon of the smooth-
talking salesman to quickly purchase his
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sure-fire remedy for their ailments. Later
in the episode, after everyone discovered
that the “medicine” they purchased was a
hoax, the traveling “doctor” was run out of
town—and told to never come back.

We may laugh as we watch actors portray
situations like the one I just described.

However, the sad fact is that the scenario
mentioned above is being played out
spiritually in our world today. Tragically,
many people are flocking to illegitimate
spiritual “doctors” who are selling a cure-
all elixir for spiritual health. Anyone who
is claiming to have a cure other than Jesus
Christ is selling “snake oil.” Jesus is the only
genuine cure for the eternally devastating
virus called Sin. Experiencing God’s saving
health is the only way we can be cured from
the Sin Virus. God has an “eternal healthcare
plan” available to anyone desiring to be
healed. There are three main parts to this
plan that I would like to emphasize in this
editorial. First, Jesus Christ is the all-knowing, all-
caring Chief Physician. The Lord has
never made a misdiagnosis or prescribed
a wrong medication. His bedside manner
is beyond kind, empathetic, and loving.

King David declared that God is the One
Who forgiveth all our iniquities and healeth
all our diseases (Psalm 103:3). Scripture
also declares that He healeth the broken in



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519-265-1950 heart, and bindeth up their wounds (Psalm 147:3). All those
who submit themselves to the care of the Chief Physician will
be able to say with the psalmist, O Lord my God, I cried unto
thee, and thou hast healed me (Psalm 30:2).

Second, Jesus Christ Himself is the exclusive, guaranteed, and
certified prescription for eternal, saving health. Jesus
said, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto
the Father, but by me (John 14:6). He also proclaimed, I am
the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he
were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth
in me shall never die (John 11:25-26). Christ Jesus is our
wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption
(1 Corinthians 1:30). God made Jesus sin for us, who knew
no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him
(2 Corinthians 5:21). Anyone and everyone who takes the
prescription offered by God shall be saved (Romans 10:13).

Finally, because Jesus is the certified prescription, He is
also the complete payment for the prescription. When
doctors write a prescription, they do not normally pay for the
prescription. However, the Chief Physician not only wrote the
prescription, He also paid for it. The price has been paid in
full by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He is the One Who
was despised and rejected of men. He hath borne our griefs,
and carried our sorrows and was stricken, smitten of God, and
afflicted. Because He was wounded for our transgressions, and
bruised for our iniquities, and since the chastisement of our
peace was upon him, we can say with all confidence that with
his stripes we are healed (Isaiah 53:3–5).

Mankind can only attain true saving health by personally
meeting with the Chief Physician, taking His certified
prescription, and accepting the complete payment. This truth
should cause all of us who have experienced saving health
to intensify our focus on the Great Commission. There is a
spiritual, global pandemic and a world of people who do not
know about God’s eternal healthcare plan. He has given us the
responsibility to inform every creature about the universal cure
available for the Sin Virus. God has indeed commissioned us
to make His way…known upon earth, His saving health among
all nations (Psalm 67:2). W
That thy way may be
known upon earth,
thy saving health
among all nations.

Psalm 67:2
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