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The Jubilee Singers sang a special song in the Sunday morning service. Dan Stillings sang a special song in the evening. Pastor Bob Sorensen brought a message he called “How To Know If You Are Lost.”
You can know what your spiritual condition is by studying scriptures. Romans 10:13 says, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” John 5:24 says, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on Him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.” Scriptures like these and others form the basis for assurance of salvation. Scriptures like John 3:18 also show the contrast between the beliefs and convictions of a saved person versus a lost person. “He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” The fact that they have not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God is the reason that they are still lost. But there are certain characteristics that show evidence of that unbelief.
A lost person does not have a hunger for the word of God. In fact the Bible seems to be a closed book to them. They do not understand what they read in the Bible and doubt that it is the very “Word” of God.
Lost people do not prefer spending time with God’s people. They see no real purpose for church and preaching. They love the world and its pleasures more than they love God.
They do not look forward with anticipation to the Second Coming of Christ. The idea that there will be an end to the world is no comfort. They may deny that there is a Hell to be feared or a Heaven to be desired. The Holy Spirit just does not speak to their hearts for conviction, guiding or comfort.
They may have made a profession of faith, but there is no change in their life-style. They can sin and are not chastened for it. In fact they can do the same sin over and over and even though they may suffer the consequences for that sin, they may deny that their actions are sin and feel no conviction about them.
John 3:31 says, “Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth His will, Him he heareth.” The prayers of a lost person can be answered when they hear the word of God and believe and pray the prayer of belief and acceptance of the Lord Jesus Christ as Son of God, when they confess, repent, and forsake their sins, and when by faith they call upon the name of the Lord Jesus for salvation.