Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Why the Gospel Is Good News for Believers . . . Now

I came across a great article today in my daily blog reading, Why the Gospel Is Good News for Believers . . . Now. It speaks to the fact that the Gospel is GOOD NEWS, and that if it is not good news to you, than your understanding of the Gospel is way too small. Here is the intro to the article:

If you think the Christian experience is supposed to be characterized by constant discouragement and infrequent victory over sin, your gospel is too small. It’s got a giant hole in it. Right in the middle. It’s a gospel that probably talks a long time about getting into heaven and out of hell or about something you share—or should share—with unbelievers. So, when someone comes along talking about being gospel-centered, you think they’ve got eternity or outreach on their minds, certainly not discipleship. If asked, you’d say the gospel is good news now for believers because of what it did for you back then (justification) and what it will do for you in the future, when you die or Jesus returns (glorification). You wouldn’t have much—anything—to say about sanctification. Again, I’d want to say, you’ve missed something absolutely central to the gospel—something profoundly hopeful. You’ve missed why the gospel is good news for you today, not simply yesterday or tomorrow.
You should follow the link and check it out for yourself. I was challenged and encouraged by reading it. The Gospel is truly GOOD NEWS!

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