The Good News
Is The Same
The Bible says some things that are hard to accept, even for Christians.
Not so much hard to understand, but hard to stomach. Believing the Bible isn’t the problem. Putting it into practise is. Let me explain.
The core message of the Bible is positive, not negative. We call it The Gospel, which translated means Good News.
But this Good News is difficult to accept because it is consistent. It doesn’t change, and it’s universal. The Gospel is good news for me and everyone else, the people I like and the people I don’t like.
“Universal” is what makes the Gospel unique. Not all news is equally good for everyone.
The person who wins the lottery is ecstatic. Everyone else can only wish.
The good news in the Bible, however, is unqualified. It’s good for everyone, and it can’t get any better, but it can be viewed differently by different people depending on the situation.
Most people are very happy that the Gospel offers upliftment to the hopelessly downtrodden or liberation to the impossibly enslaved or enlightenment to the bewildered.
When that part of the penny drops, people are elated.
But it gets even better than that. [Read more…]