Ministers Must Seek to Produce Conviction of Sin
Leviticus 13:2-46
When a man shall have in the skin of his flesh a rising, a scab, or bright spot…

— A devoted minister relates the following: "A friend of mine was visiting a dying carter, and said to him, 'My friend, do you feel yourself a sinner?' 'I do not know that I am,' was the reply; 'I suppose I am like other people; I do not feel very bad.' 'We must get that point settled,' said my friend. 'Let me ask you a few questions. Have you ever taken too much to drink?' 'Well, fellows like me, you know, are likely to do that now and then, out as we are in all weathers.' 'I am not asking you about the weathers, my question is, Have you done this?' 'Yes, I have.' 'Have you ever sworn?' 'Well, we carters are a rough lot, and a man's temper sometimes —' 'Stop! you admit that you have sworn, that you have cursed, and taken God's name in vain. Did you ever break the Lord's day?' 'Well, it would be difficult for us carters, busy as we are with our horses, to keep the Lord's day.' 'Stop! here are three things — drunkenness, profane swearing, and Sabbath-breaking-that you admit yourself guilty of. How can you say that you are not a sinner? You must take your place as a sinner, my friend; and the sooner you do it, the better.' He did so, and found mercy and pardon through the atoning blood of Christ." It is of no use for men to deny, or try to explain away, the fact of their sinfulness; they will never take their true place until they do so as sinners in the sight of God.

Parallel Verses
KJV: When a man shall have in the skin of his flesh a rising, a scab, or bright spot, and it be in the skin of his flesh like the plague of leprosy; then he shall be brought unto Aaron the priest, or unto one of his sons the priests:

WEB: "When a man shall have a rising in his body's skin, or a scab, or a bright spot, and it becomes in the skin of his body the plague of leprosy, then he shall be brought to Aaron the priest, or to one of his sons, the priests:

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