The elders at our congregation are really great. They give the men of the church plenty of opportunities to preach the word in front of the assembly. Brother Vinson and his wife recently identified with our congregation and the elders eagerly put him to work Sunday night. He did an excellent job speaking, and one of his anecdotes really struck home with me. Here it is:
Two brothers, both in Christ and in the flesh died of the same genetic disease. One said that if he was diagnosed with the disease he didn’t want to know if he had it so he could die in blissful ignorance. The other said he wanted to know the second it was found out so he could get everything In order, because he knew it would take a lot of time to dot all the i’s and cross all the t’s. We’ve all been diagnosed with a deadly disease — sin. Which type of person are you? Do you want to know about your sins so you can do something about it, or would you rather stay ignorant and be lost?