What Causes Death?

The popular media is continually publishing reports about the cause of death. We are told that one in 10 Americans dies from eating too much salt (ABC News, Mar. 21, 2013) and that 25,000 die each year from drinking “sugary drinks.” While there can be no doubt that diet does affect one’s health, the Bible tells us exactly why men die–not one out of 10, but 100%–and that reason is sin. No nutritionist is going to find a solution for that problem, but God has one. “And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die” (Genesis 2:16-17). “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 6:23).

(Friday Church News Notes, December 24, 2021, www.wayoflife.org, fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143)