Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Saved or lost

99 years ago on 14th April the Titanic went down.  As the journey started out there were three classes on board - first, second and third.  When the journey prematurely ended those distinctions were really irrelevant.  At the journey's end there were only two classes - those who were saved and those who were lost.

In the journey we're on we divide ourselves up into different groups and classify ourselves in various ways, but when the journey of life ends there are only two classes that really matter - those that are saved and those that are lost.

In one sense there are no distinctions or differences between us.  The Bible puts it like this, "There is no difference, for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God" (Romans 3 v 22-23).  But within that one group that includes all of us there is a difference.  Some of us have been saved - we have availed of the provision of salvation in Christ.  Others have not been saved, they remain in danger of perishing eternally.

On the Titanic we know that the provision of lifeboats was not sufficient for all on board.  The good news of the Biblical Gospel is that the provision of salvation is sufficient for all who are perishing (John 3 v 16; 1 John 4 v 14) and you need not perish.  Avail of the provision, get in the lifeboat of the Gospel, trust Christ and He will save you.