Glad Tidings

One of the most difficult aspects of the Salvation message is that sin and the effects of sin must de dealt with and eradicated. God’s judgement is not a doctrine that we should express joy and delight in. God does not delight in the death of the wicked (Ezekiel 18:23). At the same time we must rejoice that God is just and that one day we will live in a New Heaven and Earth completely free of sin. We must praise God that our sin has been dealt with by Jesus and warn others to flee from the wrath to come by fleeing to Jesus who bore God’s wrath “in His body on the tree” (1 Peter 2:24).


“It is appropriate that this same phrasing should introduce these diverse messages in Isaiah and Nahum. For these two elements, the destruction of God’s enemies and the salvation of God’s people, must be combined if the kingdom of God actually is to be realized on earth. God’s righteousness must be established, and his enemies must be overthrown. Apart from the defeat of God’s enemies, no genuinely good news can be announced to God’s people.”1.1.

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1. Robertson, O. Palmer. The Christ of the Prophets. Abridged ed. Phillipsburg: P&R, 2008. Print.


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