Inspired by Terry James “Good News Bad News.

The Notre Dame Cathedral, is a good news bad news story. It started as a remodel or a rejuvenation. How it will end is yet to be seen. Certainly it will not be what was expected. Did the good news come before the bad news in this case?

Terry James in his article Good news bad news after revealing the bad news first, then saved the good news for last. The good news is good, but is his understanding of the good news for the generation seeing the bad news coming correct? Hear is his understanding:

“Now for the Good News! Good News, of course, is the definition of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Gospel is that Jesus came to die for the sins of mankind so that all people, if they individually accept God’s grace offer of redemption, will not die apart from God, but will have abundant life for all eternity.

Those same Christians are promised that they will not have to endure the Tribulation that is sure to come. They will be kept out of that time of God’s wrath (Revelation 3: 10). –And that’s the entire seven years of Daniel’s seventieth week (Daniel 9: 26-27).”

He ends by quoting John 3:16, a good gospel good news verse.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3: 16)

The Good news is normally saved for last in a good news/bad news scenario, but if it is misrepresented is it still good news? His Revelation 3:10 scripture, does not support his underlined statement above. His proof is insufficient to correlate God’s wrath with the 7 years of Tribulation. If you read my last blog post you fully understand what the problem is with Terry’s good news. See the post:

“God’s Promise Is To Keep Us From His Wrath. But What Does That Mean?”