BAD NEWS EVANGELISM AND THE TRUTH
Jan 12, 2010
I have watched and listened to a number of media evangelists in the last couple of days and was so overwhelmingly discouraged by their message of anything but GOOD NEWS that I am motivated to write this blog.
The consistent messaged is that those of you who are lost need to come to Christ and accept Him as your Saviour. Then the message for those who have come to Christ is that you must do all of any number of things to please God and thereby live in His will. For those who remain 'Lost' the punishment of the fires of Hell await and for those who do not please God through 'doing' whatever, the same flames await them as well. Does this sound like GOOD NEWS to you? Well, it doesn't to me !!!
The Gospel of Salvation is presented as a possibility for one or a potential reality for one, but something yet to be attained and received based on what one does. It may or may not be come a reality for the person.
There again, does this sound like 'GOOD NEWS' to you? Well, it doesn't to me !!!
I hear words like 'striving' and 'sacrificing' and 'suffering' and 'qualifying' and 'making' it, etc. ad nauseum. Sounds inspiring? Well, not to me !!!
The TRUE GOSPEL is so inspiring and uplifting and wonderful for ALL humanity, already accomplished in the life, death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ as a done deal for all humans it is almost beyond belief! ( Ephesians 2:6).
God's plan for man from the very beginning was to have man live with God forever inside the life of God in His heavenly realm. The plan was completed for all through the INCARNATION of Jesus Christ and His connecting humanity to the Father.(Eph.1:3-14)
The GOOD NEWS is Good for all people. The Devil has been defeated. Sin has been defeated, overcome and forgiven in Jesus' blood. Life has been granted to all humans who were dead in Adam. ( I Cor. 15:22). It's all GOOD.
What is left for any person to do in the Salvation process and reality is to simply accept it and believe it then experience it now and forever. All the guess work is taken out of the equasion. It is NOT ROCKET SCIENCE. It is the TRUTH. Jesus lives in all of us humans. ( John 14:20). The Holy Spirit is in the process of revealing this truth to all people in His own time until all humans who have ever lived know it.
You just happen to know it now. Accept it and believe it. Experience it.
IT is GOOD NEWS.