Everyone likes to receive glad tidings. But not every thing that is proclaimed to be good news is so great.
Sometimes what seems to be good news is not so good when the results are in. This is especially true in religion. False religion has an incredible ability to present a damnable lie (salvation by works) in the guise of truth and the multitudes gladly receive it.
The fact is that there is no good news for sinful man apart from JESUS CHRIST and Him crucified (1 Corinthians 2:2).
Chosen by God in CHRIST (Ephesians 1:4); redeemed by the blood of CHRIST (1 Peter 1:18-19); clothed with the imputed righteousness of CHRIST (Romans 4:24); CHRIST revealed by His Spirit (1 Corinthians 2:1-10) and given faith in Christ in regeneration by the preaching of CHRIST, kept by the power of God through faith in CHRIST (Ephesians 2:1-10) — This is GOOD NEWS!
If one could but read and believe Ephesians chapter one, (as well as all other Scriptures), they could not deny that the good news is CHRIST!
On the other hand anything that originates in man is bad news.
Anything that man finishes is bad news.
And everything in-between is the same.
“Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity.”
“On Christ the solid rock I stand,
All other ground is sinking sand!”
By Tommy Robbins