What Does “Lost” Mean?

Many have heard the term “lost.” The word insinuates that we do not know where we are going. We did not follow directions or listen to the advice of another; hence, we are lost.

Secular meaning

Webster’s dictionary has multiple definitions for the word “lost:”

  • unable to find the way
  • not made use of, won or claimed
  • ruined or destroyed physically or morally

Today, let’s look at the word from a spiritual perspective.

Spiritual meaning

“Lost” from a spiritual perspective means someone who has not yet accepted Jesus Christ into their heart as their Lord and Savior. They have not decided to follow Jesus. Therefore, they are eternally separated from God. They are “lost.”

What else does this mean?

When we hear someone say, “They are lost spiritually,” we mean spiritually speaking they are lost to eternal hell forever when they die.

This is why so many Christians today feel the urgency to share the good news. The gospel of Jesus Christ is good news, a life raft if you will, for all those perishing.

Believers in Jesus Christ desire to see as many people as possible live eternally WITH God and them in heaven forever. It is especially difficult for family members who know people who don’t believe it.

I’ll just throw this in for consideration.

I have seen numerous people on their death beds. There is a distinct difference between those who have accepted Jesus in their heart and those who have not.

The one dying is at peace as they lay there, or they are restless, unsure of what will happen next.

The family surrounding their bedside is also affected. They are at peace if their loved one is a believer, or they are saddened if they are an unbeliever. I can always tell by the atmosphere in the room as to the spiritual condition of the dying.

Are you lost?

Do you know Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior?

Would you like to know Jesus today? If you do, please check out the tab on this website, “Who is Jesus,” or click on the link below.

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