August 2021, Vol. 40, No. 8

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The Gospel Message in “Modern” Language

posted on August 7, 2021

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Language is constantly changing (and not always for the better!). With texting and posting on social media have come a whole host of abbreviated words and phrases. I do not know them very well, but I do know a few of them. Likely you do, too. Using some of them, let me offer the message of the gospel in “modern” language (note: if you do not know or cannot figure out some of them, ask a young person or google it!).

HLO HWRU? I would like 4 U 2 give some THOT 2 your FUCHA. U C,God LUVS U & wants U 2 B saved N HVN 4EVR (2 Pet. 3:9) where He has promised eternal R&R (Rev. 14:13). That’s Y He sent Jesus, His 1 & only Son, 2 die 4 U & me (John 3:16). It is the GR8ST way that God could say, “I LUV U” (Rom. 5:8). When Jesus died on the cross, He promised that He would BRB (Matt. 16:21). I’m sure there were those who were LOL, but Jesus was proved right when He arose from the dead (Acts 10:40). DYK that BCAUS of this, we can B 4GVN of all our past sins (Acts 5:30-31). Now, some people DHAC on how 2 access His soul-saving sacrifice, while others CCL. If U do not think that Jesus’ death was a CWOT, then U need 2 know W@ U must do 2 B saved. Hopefully, this will answer a Q or 2 U have on the matter. NE1 can follow this plan, & those who do so should always B GFETE (Psa. 13:5). 4 those who do so, Christ Himself will XFER them N2 His kingdom & there R not only blessings now, but He has promised MTC (Col. 1:13; 1 Pet. 1:3-9). The plan of obeying the gospel N the NT is: H, B, R, C, & BB (note: I made that one up – John 5:24, Luke 13:3; Rom. 10:9-10; Acts 2:38). After that, we R expected 2 live faithful & not only ask WWJD N every situation, but also do it (2 Pet. 1:5-11). If we do so, we R guaranteed a life that is beyond GR8. If we KTF until we die, then we R promised heaven, & we know that will B most XLNT (Rev. 2:10). Jesus said “IBB,” & I look 4WARD 2 that day so that I can say, “THX” 2 Him (1 Thess. 4:16-17).

BCOZ of this, it is very important that we respond 2 God’s will immediately. TBH, I am afraid that many will die N their sins & B lost 4EVR (John 8:24). Knowing that, I urge you to respond 2DAY (2 Cor. 6:2). Without a doubt, U will B glad U did. 2MORO may B 2 L8. AAMOF, there is no better time than now 4 U 2 respond. Please think ABT it seriously. U could B BFF with Jesus. Y wouldn’t U want that? You should B willing 2 give up anything for Him & seek Him RN (Luke 14:27). Please don’t W8 2 long 2 respond, COS Jesus can come back ADN (2 Pet. 3:10). It is important that U obey the gospel ASAP B4 it is 2 L8.

BTW, just remember that GLYASDI. & now, WWYD? God is AWYR. FMI and to answer FAQ, please consult the NT. TTYL.

Language may be on the constant change, but the gospel message remains the same!

Edd Sterchi
Broadway church of Christ
Campbellsville, KY

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