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July 22, 2021

A Pastoral Word. . .

Pastor Mark Adams

July 22, 2021
The Department of Justice has filed charges against a father and his three sons for their role in illegally selling industrial bleach. Of course, the bleach itself is not an illegal substance, but according to officials, the family business consisted of fraudulently marketing the toxic chemicals as a miracle cure.

In the criminal complaint it says that, Mark Grenon of Bradenton, Fla, along with his adult sons, repeatedly told their customers that their “Mineral Miracle Solution” (MMS) could cure not only COVID-19, but also various other aliments including malaria, cancer, and even autism.

Lots of people have bought into their claims and suffered because of it. According to a press release from the US Attorney’s office for the Southern District of Florida, “[The] FDA has received reports of people requiring hospitalizations, developing life-threatening conditions, and dying after drinking MMS.”

The DOJ alleges that the Grenons sold thousands of bottles of the fraudulent solution, netting over $1 million in the process. They are also accused of attempting to operate as a religious nonprofit entity, the “Genesis II Church of Health and Healing,” for the purpose of avoiding government scrutiny and regulations.

The FDA has warned consumers not to purchase or consume MMS, explaining that it’s the same as drinking bleach and can cause serious side effects, including severe vomiting, diarrhea, and life-threatening low blood pressure.

The Grenons are obviously crooks---conmen---a fake “church” peddling a fake cure.

As Christians, the TRUE church commissioned by The Great Physician Himself, we are sharing the REAL Cure---the only One. Remember, the underlying cause of all our problems (disease, relational crises, storms, earthquakes, collapsing buildings, death itself) is sin. This is a fallen world and it is inhabited by sin-sick people. As Paul puts it in Romans 5:12, “Sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin. In this way death came to all people, because all sinned.”

We are half-way through this year’s vision. So MOVE THOSE MARBLES! Share the news Great Physician assistants: “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under Heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)

Keep the SON in your eyes!
Mark
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