Serving an international
Vol. 10 No. 10 October 2008
Most of us take for granted that our over-the-counter medicine and our food products are safe, protected from tampering. We see labels such as tamper-proof and sealed for your protection. Not too many years ago, we could buy milk in a bottle with only a cardboard lid to cover the container. All sorts of medicines and foodstuffs were sold without tamper-proofing devices. This was common for many of us in years past.
We have always known that we live in a sin-sick world. The Scriptures teach that “…evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived” (2 Timothy 3:13). Evil men are prone, inclined, to conjure up and conceive wickedness. Such is their free-will, brutish, negative behavior. “And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually” (Genesis 6:5).
Always remember that our God is fair and just. “The soul that sinneth, it shall die” (Ezekiel 18:20). “Again, when the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive” (Ezekiel 18:27). “…Repent, and turn yourselves from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin” (Ezekiel 18:30).
As a Christian, I am
truly thankful that our God has
made provisions for all that desire to do His Will. In that sense, we
tamper proof from a sin sick, wicked world. “If we say that
we have fellowship
with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: but if we
the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another,
blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin” (1
Note: “The Tylenol crisis occurred in the autumn of
1982, when seven people