When the Gospel Isn't Good News

The Gospel is only good news if it brings us to God. Read the wise words of John Piper:

... salvation is not good news if it only saves from hell and not for God. Forgiveness is not good news if in only gives relief from guilt and doesn't open the way to God. Justification is not good news if it only makes us legally acceptable to God but doesn't bring fellowship with God. Redemption is not good news if it only liberates us from bondage and doesn't bring us to God. Adoption is not good news if it only puts us in the Father's family but not in his arms. (pg. 62)

(Quote taken from Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die by John Piper ©2006 by Desiring God Foundation and published by Crossway)

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