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WHAT WAS WRONG WITH NAAMAN
In II Kings 5 the scriptures tell of a great and honorable man named Naaman, who was captain of the host of the king of Syria. He was a mighty man of valor, but he was a leper.
After learning that he could be healed through the prophet of God in Israel, he finally arrived at the house of Elisha. The instructions for his being cleansed from leprosy were so simple that Naaman was wroth and went away in a rage. He had formed his own ideas of how he should be healed, and his pre-conceptions (prejudice) had blinded him to the prophet's words of truth. Had he not listened to the wisdom of his servants, he would not have been cleansed.
When we hear the simple instructions, "Repent, and be baptized for the remission of sins" (Acts 2:38), do we have the disposition of Naaman? Does the simplicity of the cure for spiritual leprosy cause us to stomp away in a rage? Better reconsider the consequences. The alien sinner has no other way of obtaining the forgiveness of sins.
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