I Once Was Lost
Even people who have no love at all for the Bible, Jesus, or God have heard the famous line from the song “Amazing Grace”. You know the one I’m talking about…”I once was lost, but now am found”
Being “lost” in the world isn’t a sin or a crime. It can certainly be an inconvenience, but the only punishment you’ll receive for being lost is time lost.
However; the “lost” that “Amazing Grace” describes is the condition of the world you’re born into. And the condition of your soul/spirit. You’re born into sin. And the punishment of sin is time lost, too. However; it’s time without end…eternity.
If you’re not a Christian, you’re still in this condition.
And this condition wreaks havoc with the physical, emotional, and spiritual health of everyone…even Christians. That’s because no matter what worldview you follow, you do wield some influence on others around you. Because you’re a free will personality, if you have a general disregard for love and human life, you can spread your apathy to anyone not equipped to deal with it.
Christians aren’t immune to the negative temptations of the world. Even someone who genuinely loves and trusts Jesus needs to guard against being deceived…or worse…becoming a deceiver. Sin is a powerful force. A mere man (or woman) cannot completely resist or overcome it. Giving in to it causes even Christian brothers to seek to do one another harm. I know this is true from personal experience.
The apostle Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians, “Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you, not even one, who will be able to judge between his brethren?“He was talking about how some of the Corinthians were taking “a matter against another”to the courts of the day. He described those courts as “unrighteous”. Courts today are the same. Paul knew that Christians need to solve their differences among themselves with the help of the wisdom of God from the Holy Spirit. As Christians, we’re eventually going to “judge the world.”
“I once was lost, but now am found.”
So, can you sing that from a redeemed heart? Then, you should also be able to confidently sing “was blind, but now I see.”
Don’t be deceived. Not everyone will inherit the kingdom the kingdom of God. But it’s offered to everyone. If you can’t seem to find it, or don’t know where to look, contact me right now. I can show you The Way.
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