“Saved or Lost?”
The story of the Titanic is one of the most compelling and fascinating historical events of modern times. On a tragic night in April 1912 the ship struck an iceberg and sank. 1,503 people died, including passengers and crew. It was reported that the scene outside the White Star office in Liverpool, England; A great crowd of relatives of those who had taken passage on that ill-fated vessel packed the street. On either side of the main entrance a large board had been placed. At the top of board was printed, KNOWN TO BE SAVED. The other, KNOWN TO BE LOST.
Every now and then, a man would appear from the office bearing a large piece of cardboard on which was written the name of one of the passengers. As he held up the name, a deathly stillness swept over the crowd; it watched to see to which of the boards he would pin the name. (Taken from The Speaker Quote Book by Roy B. Zuck)
The day after Titanic sank there were only two categories of people - the saved and the lost. The Holy Scriptures teaches us a similar thing; we are either saved or lost spiritually.
Mt. 25:31-46 Jesus gives a parable describing what the Day of Judgment will be like, all people will be divided into two groups, like the sheep and the goats or the saved or the lost. Once judgment is given, Jesus states in Mt. 25:46, “And these [the wicked] will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life." Two categories. Two eternal destinations. Which category are you in?
Acts 2:38 teaches how one comes in a saved condition. By repenting of their sins and being baptized into Christ for the remission of sins. The Bible goes on to say in 1 John 1:7 that Christians must continue to walk faithfully with Christ all the days of our life, so they can continue to be saved.
Question if the Lord was to come back tonight which category would you find yourself in? The Saved or the Lost? If you say of the saved, praise God, and let me encourage you to remain faithful and obedient to Christ always. But if you look at your life and find yourself in the lost category will you repent of your sins and be baptized today and begin your journey with Christ?
Only those who are found in Christ will be able to be saved from this evil world. Think about it and make the necessary changes now before you are lost for eternity. Be God’s Mark T. Tonkery