REMISSION

 

 

When it comes to any form of cancer, or other fatal conditions, it is always good news to learn that as the result of treatment, a person is in remission, apart from the removal of the condition, there is no other option, or hope. However being in remission IS a removal of the symptoms, and great care and diligence is exercised, and often further treatment is followed, to prevent them returning.

 

The Bible speaks of "the remission of sins" (Acts 2:38) and the treatment necessary to bring it about, and like further treatment to remain in remission of cancer of the soul sin and its certain spiritually fatal nature, which is much worse than any physical disease, very often in this life, and for sure in eternity, one needs to be very diligent to escape further contamination, and rejoice in his remission.

 

Only "baptism for the remission of sins" by any repentant believer can result in such remission, which is the greatest form of remission it's possible to experience, and yet the easiest, and simplest, it's possible to enjoy. And since  "God is no respecter of persons" (Acts 10:34). He has made such remission available to every person, so there is no reason, or excuse, not to enjoy it, and thus escape the greatest plague that affects every person.

 

Like any form of remission, that which God has made available does not happen automatically or by accident, remission is only possible when one knows his condition and seeks, and follows, the prescribed treatment. He is willing to endure any side effects that may result in order to be in remission, and does so thankfully.

 

To be in remission one seeks, and accepts, the help and advice of a specialist who understands fully the condition of the patient, and only then is he willing to attend to the advice given. When it comes to "remission of sins" there is only One who understands the patients needs, and is capable of giving proper advice, and He has done so in writing and made it available to "all nations" (Matthew 28:18-20, Mark 16:15-16).

 

Because there are so many who want to be in remission of many diseases, there are many charlatans and opportunists who offer such hope, knowing that many will go to great expense seeking what they offer. So it should not be considered strange that there are so many false teachers who offer "remission of sins" contrary to the way the Bible stipulates, for many reasons including popularity, and selfish or subjective motives.

 

God has been described as "the great physician," and for very good reason--only He can prescribe the treatment for the greatest remission any man will experience, only He offers the way for man to be free of the guilt of sin. His prescription, if followed, will never fail to result in "remission of sins" no other remission, of any lesser condition, is a guaranteed result.

 

Do you want to be in remission of the greatest affliction you will ever face? That all are in need of it is clearly stated in Romans 3:23, both in the past and present tense (1John 1:8-10). But in spite of all that, such remission can be yours.

 

Only in Christ can such remission be found.    And the only way "into Christ" is to be "baptized into Christ" (Galatians 3:27), "for the remission of sins" (Acts 2:38). You can search Bible, but no other way will ever be found "into Christ."

 

Jesus said, "He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved" (Mark 16:15-16). Do you accept that exactly as He said it, or do you want to quibble about it, and not enjoy remission?  Is it possible Jesus was wrong in what He said?

 

Any other way is nothing short of imagination, or hopefulness. God's message is clear, why many wont accept it, as stated, is not understood.

 

The remission that God offers is at stake.

 

Max Burgin