Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The Gospel According to LOST

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The Christian Research Journal published an issue with LOST on the cover featuring the article "The Gospel According to LOST." I haven't seen this magazine or read the article, but I would love to find a copy. You can order it from there website for about $12.50 (including shipping). I would like to see what they have to saw about the Bible, Salvation, Jesus, Heaven, Hell, etc.

Jesus once said that he "came to seek and to save what was LOST (Luke 19:10)." At some point all of us are lost. Maybe geographically, metaphorically and as Jesus was speaking of here spiritually.

Romans 3:23 says, "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." Romans 6:23 says, "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." We deserve death because of our sins, "but God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8)." John 3:16, probably the most famous Bible verse, talks about this same love, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." Many stop at 3:16 and never go to the next verse.

John 3:17-21 says, "For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son. 19This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. 20Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. 21But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God."

So how do we do get his eternal life? "If you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved (Romans 10:9-10)."

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