The story of the Titanic
has incredibly close parallels to the biblical plan
of salvation. Just as the great pleasure ship struck
an iceberg and sank, this great world—with all
its inhabitants—is slowly sinking into the cold
grip of death. As with the Titanic, where only those
passengers who believed that they were in impending
danger looked to the lifeboats, so only those who believe
that they are in mortal danger will look to the Lifeboat
of the Savior, Jesus Christ. The great “iceberg”
that will take the world to an icy grave is the Moral
Law—the Ten Commandments.
Here is the evidence that we are sinking: Jesus said
that if we look with lust, we commit adultery in our
heart. No one who has had sex outside of marriage, or
any liar, or any thief will enter heaven. The Bible
says that if we hate someone, we are guilty of murder.
We fail to put God first. We make a god in our image.
We break all the Commandments. If we stay with the “ship,”
we will perish on the Day of Judgment, when all of our
sins come out as evidence of our guilt. God, however,
is rich in mercy and doesn’t want anyone to go
to hell. He made a way for us to be saved. Jesus Christ,
the One whom the Bible calls the “Captain of our
salvation,” gave His life so that we could have
a place in the lifeboat. He took our punishment upon
Himself, suffering on the cross for us. We broke God’s
Law, but He paid our fine. Then He rose from the dead,
defeating death. The moment we repent and trust in Him
alone for our eternal salvation, God will forgive us
and grant us the gift of eternal life.
Don’t hesitate. You may wait until it’s
too late! It was reported that some of the lifeboats
that left the Titanic early were only half full. Many
more on board could have been saved, but they refused
to believe that the great “unsinkable” ship
was sinking. They perished because their faith was misguided.
Don’t be like them. Believe the gospel. Repent
and trust Jesus Christ today ...and God will never let