It Is What It Is-Defining The Spiritually Lost
The Spiritually Lost
There is only one source for the proper description and definition of the spiritually lost. The Holy Bible makes clear to those who will hear, exactly what prevents spending eternity in Hell.
The problem is; however, not many want to be defined as spiritually lost, but it is what it is, and we can all be thankful there's a way out.
First of all, they must BELIEVE...
John 3:16 very clearly states ""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." Unless one believes in the Lord Jesus Christ, he is a bible-defined lost soul. In John 14:6, we read,
"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. The first part of Romans 6:23 reminds us of the price we will pay for not believing in His Son. "For the wages of sin is death..."
Secondly, we must truly REPENT...
Jesus preached, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near" in Matthew 4:17 . In Luke 5:32, He says, " I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance." Mark 6:12 reads, " They went out and preached that people should repent." There's simply no way around it, to avoid being defined as spiritually lost, one must believe and repent.
Thirdly, we must TURN...
Jesus told the woman caught in the very act of adultery, "go, and sin no more" in John 8:11. Col 1:22 says, "But now he has reconciled you by Christ's physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation--" And 1 Thessalonians 5:22, "Avoid every kind of evil." 1 Peter 3:11 reads, "He must turn from evil and do good; he must seek peace and pursue it."
Without believing, repenting and turning from sin, noone will spend eternity in Heaven. We can deny it, be angry about it, contort, add to and take away from scripture in hopes that there is another way, but there is only one, and that's through the shed blood of Jesus Christ.