X-Ray Sermon Illustrations

X-Ray Sermon Illustrations

Walking X-Ray Machines

One of the most startling, even terrifying, facts disclosed by our nuclear physicists is that all men, women and children who become contaminated by radiation are walking X-ray machines, emitting deadly gamma rays, another cause of blood cancer.

This terrifying condition, the physicists say, results from eating food tainted with Strontium-90, one of the poisonous substances in fallout. Strontium-90 is a durable poison. After it enters the system, it accumulates in the bones and emits gamma rays—just like an X-ray machine. It remains active for more than one hundred years! Worse, yet, it is contagious and. in some mysterious way increases strength on contact. For example, an infected person carrying more Strontium-90 than another will transmit his higher gamma ray charge to the other.

Thus, often unwittingly people are as "the pestilence that walketh in darkness, and the destruction that wasteth at noon­day" (Psalm 91:6).

Yet, I wonder if those who have bodies that emit cancerous gamma rays do less harm than do those who, with no thought of their influence upon the souls of men, walk after the flesh and not after the Spirit, who refuse to walk honestly among men (I Thessalonians 4:12), who walk disorderly among folks, who walk not worthy of the Lord, who "walk as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind" (Ephesians 4:17).

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