"Then I saw another angel flying directly overhead, with an eternal gospel to proclaim to those who dwell on earth, to every nation and tribe and language and people." (Revelation 14:6)
Calling the Gospel “eternal” is no small thing.
As previously stated, the ultimate end of all things is the glory of God. The proclamation of the Good News about Jesus Christ is the exclusive means through which that is effectuated. By Jesus Christ we are saved and transported into the kingdom of God. This is the starting point for meaningful life in compliance with His will.
Outside of Jesus himself, possibly no one made the Gospel the centerpiece of his life better than the Apostle Paul:
"For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures," (1 Corinthians 15:3-4)
As you read through this declaration, what stands out? One essential theme, around one historical moment, for the good of all mankind. God did it all. It pleased Him to do it. It glorified Him… and it still does.
People from every tongue and tribe and nation (and century) will be united around Christ´s throne in eternity… all who will have responded with repentance and faith to the same message of salvation - the only message of salvation - that has ever been.
Here is a truth with universal application… (Is there another kind?)
My blog's overriding theme is not that Greg is apolitical. Why should anyone care about that? The overriding issue is: the Gospel itself is apolitical in nature. Therefore, if Greg intends to represent the Gospel in the most faithful manner possible, then he had better be apolitical in the way he goes about it.
Anything in or about me that filters, distorts or weakens the clearest possible presentation of that core message –to everyone- needs reined in. I am obligated to present truth in the most unbiased manner possible. Why?
Interweaving God´s message with our own incomplete or mistaken perceptions is a constant tendency. Sadly, there is abundant evidence of what happens when men tinker with God’s Good News.
We should exercise extreme caution when airing our political viewpoints. They have nothing to do with our commission.
"..., in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God." (2 Corinthians 5:19-20)