I mentioned this in the previous post, here is a screen cap of the moment in the commercial when there for just a moment flashes a driver holding a "Ajira 316" sign in an airport. "316" is the title for 7th episode of LOST Season 5 airing probably in March of 2009. Flight 316 is one of the options to choose from on the Ajira Airways "Book A Flight" section of their newly updated site.
"316" can mean many things such as a flight number, but these numbers are stronger connected to the Bible. John 3:16 is probably the most well known verse in the Bible. The King James Version (KJV) of this verse is probably the most famous English translation, it says "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
Jesus is being quoted in this verse from a conversation that he was having with a Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. Jesus tells Nicodemus a few verses prior to this one in verse 3, "Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." This chapter in the book of John have one of the most succinct message of the Christian gospel.
Here are some other widely used verses from the Bible that explain the good news about why God sent Christ to die on the cross for the sins of the world.
Romans 3:23 - “For all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God.”
John 14:6 - "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."
Romans 5:8 - “But God demonstrates His love toward us, in that, while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
Romans 6:23 - “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Romans 10:9-10 - “That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation."
Romans 10:13 - “For whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.”
Have you ever called on the name of the LORD? That is a much more important question that any raised by an episode of a TV show.