Thursday, 4 February 2010

Judgement is part of the Gospel

'This will take place on the day when God will judge men's secrets through Jesus Christ, as my gospel declares' (Rom. 2:16 NIV).
John Stott explains, 'Probably this means that the good news of salvation shines forth more brightly when it is seen against the dark background of divine judgement. We cheapen the gospel if we represent it as a deliverance only from unhappiness, fear, guilt and other felt needs, instead of as a rescue from the coming wrath.'

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