Found just twice in the New Testament (Mt. 16:26; Mk. 8:37), the Greek noun “antallagma” described the equivalent of something or an exchange. In both Mt. 16:26 and Mk. 8:37 this noun is used to ask what a person can give in “exchange” for his eternal spirit. The answer to this question, of course, is nothing.
There is a great cost associated with being a faithful follower of Christ, but failing to be a faithful disciple comes with an even higher price. Are you a faithful disciple?