The leading factors contributing to death in this country from the CDC are:
- Heart disease: 655,381
- Cancer: 599,274
- Accidents (unintentional injuries): 167,127
- Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 159,486
- Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 147,810
- Alzheimer’s disease: 122,019
- Diabetes: 84,946
- Influenza and pneumonia: 59,120
- Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 51,386
- Intentional self-harm (suicide): 48,344
The leading cause of death in the US according to statistics maintained by private research groups is 1,095,000 deaths from abortion. That is approximately 3,000 abortions per day in the US. Approximate is the best we can do because abortion mills are not required to report the number of abortions performed.
Every death is the result of sin as scripture tells us in Romans 5. With one man sin and death came to all men. We are without hope because of the condition that will kill us all, sin! Yet we laugh at our sins, dismiss our sins, hide our sins, excuse our sins and never take responsibility for our sins. God is not laughing. He is offended yet merciful. He is angry yet just. He is vengeful yet loving. So what does God do?
“Yet death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those whose sinning was not like the transgression of Adam, who was a type of the one who was to come. But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if many died through one man’s trespass, much more have the grace of God and the free gift by the grace of that one man Jesus Christ abounded for many. And the free gift is not like the result of that one man’s sin. For the judgment following one trespass brought condemnation, but the free gift following many trespasses brought justification. For if, because of one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ. Therefore, as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men. For as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous.” (Romans 5:14–19, ESV)
Obedience to the point of death on a cross. Do you see it the cure for sin is the free gift of Christ’s death.