To recap. The term Lost Cause can never be applied to Christianity. It always triumphs, as Jesus made clear in John’s Revelation. Even as the Hidden, Personalized, Evangelistic, Camouflaged, Reformed, Restored and Ongoing Cause.
In this Finale, Christianity as the Triumphant Cause. Belonging to all those from history, the “great multitude that no one could count” Revelation 7:9. Those who are among the “blessed dead” of Revelation 14:13-14, whose rest encourages those still living to be faithful to Jesus. Those who, invited to God’s banquet, made themselves worthy by washing their lives by obedience and who wear “Fine linen, bright and clean” Revelation 7:14, 19:8. Those who, passing Judgment’s test by having their names written in the Book of Life, enter the New Jerusalem Revelation 21:1-22:5.
Those who have come, as Hebrews 12:22ff says, to the “heavenly Jerusalem, the city of the Living God”...to “thousands upon thousands of angels...to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven...to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant....” All of whom had previously in life prepared themselves by obedience to live with God in his world, as Hebrews 12:1-17 encourages.
Heaven...a new city, new heavens and earth, new relationships, new body for believers, new minds for believers...glory, glory.... No other Cause has an Origin in God the Father’s Mind, God the Son as its Essence, God the Spirit as its inspiration, God the Father and God the Son as its eternal ruler. No divisions, arguments, differences of opinion, but redeemed human beings reveling in the newness of body and brain that creates multiple expressions of devotion to the Trinity not now possible in our human limitations, however varied!
All this...only for those prepared to receive its benefits! Fini.