Mark Grenon and his son are in trouble. The problem is their “cure.”

The father-son duo sold what they called the “Mineral Miracle Solution,” which was marketed to cure “COVID-19, malaria, and cancer.” What was this “miracle cure?” It was nothing but ordinary household bleach.

People bought it and used it. Many were hospitalized, and some died. The Grenon made over a million dollars selling it, even setting up a “church” called The Genesis II Church of Health and Healing.”

They are not the first to offer bogus cures. Snake oil salesmen go back to the time of the Bible.

Judah’s leaders refused to acknowledge the nation’s sin, with the Babylonians coming as punishment for sin. Instead, they offered hope when there was none. Jeremiah chided them:

“They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. ‘Peace, peace,’ they say, when there is no peace.” (Jeremiah 6:14)

Our world wants to smooth over sin and guilt. We offer therapy, self-help, and morning affirmations as cures for what ails us. Preachers preach prosperity and comforting words. And people feel better, but are not right.

The only medicine that works for our deepest ailment is to take Jesus at his word, trust him in complete obedience, and let him change your life. It won’t be a miracle drug but simply God’s miracle.

The Grenons are awaiting trials for their fraud. But in truth, we all are awaiting trial for employing false remedies to our spiritual emptiness.

Take your medicine, and you will be well.

-Robert G. Taylor-