Christian Acronym :: S.O.S

On the night of the maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic, the silence of the supposedly peaceful night was broken by the inaudible morse code distress S.O.S call, as the luxury liner struck an iceberg and sunk to a watery grave. The signal was three dots, three dashes and three dots (‘ ‘ ‘ – – – ‘ ‘ ‘), which translated to S.O.S. One of the meanings of S.O.S interestingly is  Save Our Souls (the other being Save Our Ship). But did you wonder why someone would cry Save Our Souls when it is their physical being (bodies) that needed saving. Many perished that night as the band on the ship sang the song of assurance “Nearer My God to Thee” and sacrificed themselves.

The world today is crying out with inaudible signals, Save Our Souls (S.O.S) and there is only one who can do so. His name is Jesus Christ. Not only can He save us from physical danger and death, but when one believes in Him, his/her soul is saved from spiritual death and eternal damnation. Are we expressing with an abnegating life that “Nearer to our God we are” when we believe in Jesus Christ. All who don’t believe in Him will be engulfed by the grave. The only way to S.O.S is to believe in Jesus Christ.

Matthew 10:28 (KJV)
28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

John 3:16-17 (KJV)
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

Christian Acronym :: R.E.A.L

Me: What is my purpose in life?
Christ: To be REAL?
Me: I  don’t understand!
Christ: You mission is to live a life reconciling others unto God. You must have a Reconciliation Entrusted Apostle’s Life (R.E.A.L)

2 Corinthians 5:18-21 (KJV)
And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.
For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

Christian Acronym :: Q&A

Q (Man): What is the greatest commandment in the law?
A (Jesus): Love God totally (with all thy heart, soul and mind) and Love Man totally (as yourself)

Q (Jesus): What say ye of me, the Christ? Whose son is he?
A (Man): The son of a king called David i.e., man’s son
Q (Jesus): Then why does the king have to address me, the Christ, as Lord.
A (Man): No answer (nor any more question)

Jesus was establishing the fact that He was of the line of David, but not the son of David, an earthly king, but that He was indeed Lord and the Son of the King of kings and Lord of lords i.e., the Son of God with whom He reigns.

Who do you say Jesus is?

Matthew 22:35-46 (KJV)
Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,
Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
This is the first and great commandment.
And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

41 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,
Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The son of David.
He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying,
The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?
If David then call him Lord, how is he his son?
And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.

Christian Acronym :: P.H.D

In all manner of conversation,we must be Practicing Holy Discourse (P.H.D) for our conversation (citizenship) is not of this world but of heaven (Philippians 3:20). Our manner of conversation must be of holy and heavenly matters.

1 Peter 14-16 (KJV)
As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:
But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation [discourse];
Because it is written, Be [practice] ye holy; for I am holy.

Christian Acronym :: O.M.G

Tech savvy professionals often come across this acronym OMG which stands for Oh My God in SMS and chat rooms.

When Jesus the sinless one was made sin so that we can become the righteousness of God, and He was crucified, He could not address God, whose work He had come to fulfill, as Father, but instead He had to call on God the Father, as God. He expressed from the cross, Oh My God, Oh My God (OMG, OMG) why have you forsaken me?

Matthew 27:46 (KJV)
46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

Christian Acronym :: N.I.B

The acronym N.I.B is used to indicate things that are New In Box. Jesus said that unless a person is born again, he or she cannot see the the kingdom of God. In other words, in order to be part of God’s kingdom, one must be born again i.e., one must believe in Jesus Christ, as God’s Son, and the Savior of all mankind. When one believes in Jesus Christ, that person is a new creation; he or she is New In Birth (N.I.B).

Are you born again? Are you a New Creation? Are you New In Birth (N.I.B)?

John 3:3 (KJV)
3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

2 Corinthians 5:17 (KJV)
17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

Christian Acronym :: M.S.R.P

Prosecutor: You deserve to die!
Defendant: Why?
Prosecutor: Because the soul that sins shall die (Ezekiel 18:20).
Defendant: In that case, everyone must be punished for all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23).
Prosecutor: You are absolutely correct!
Defendant: Isn’t there any way by which I can be saved?
Prosecutor: No, no other way. Unless the wages of sin is paid, there is no other way.
Defendant: But, what can equate the wages of sin; what can equate the penalty of death; what is it’s price?
Prosecutor: I know of none save one!
Defendant: What is it?
Prosecutor: It is the price of blood of a sinless person with an advanced payment of thirty pieces of silver!
Defendant: You are saying then, that I don’t stand a chance; in fact no one stands a chance because there is no one without sin; No one is sinless, correct?
Prosecutor: No that is not entirely true.
Defendant: What is not entirely true?
Prosecutor: What is true is that you are guilty of death; What is true is that you don’t stand a chance. What is true is that wages of sin is death. What is true is that you deserve death, but what is not true is that no one stands a chance, for there is One, Only One who was, is and will be sinless and that is Jesus Christ. He paid your penalty with the equitable price.
Defendant: So, what are you saying?
Prosecutor: You deserve to die, but you don’t have to, because Jesus paid the price for your Salvation and Redemption with His blood. You are free to go (and sin no more).
Defendant: Thanks be to God, for My Salvation’s Redemption Price (M.S.R.P), was My Savior’s blood and thirty pieces of silver.

Zechariah 11: 12-13 (KJV)
12 And I said unto them, If ye think good, give me my price; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver.
And the LORD said unto me, Cast it unto the potter: a goodly price that I was prised at of them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the LORD.

Revelation 5:9 (KJV)
9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;