Did you know that Evangelicals are those who are sharing good news? In fact the word evangelical is transliterated from a Greek word that means “good news” or “good tidings.” As is often the case, when someone reports the truth of a situation, it generally involves good news and bad news. In the case of Evangelicals, many people never get past the bad news to hear the good news.
The bad news is that most people are dead in their trespasses and sins, walking in a spirit of disobedience as they follow the flow of a world and dark powers that are in rebellion against God. They are also fulfilling the lusts of their flesh and minds and are by nature “children of wrath.” (Ephesians 2:1-3)
That was the bad news. Most people react so strongly to someone telling them what God says is true about their lost condition that they refuse to hear anything past that. This is truly unfortunate since grasping the good news is contingent upon accepting the hopelessness of one’s situation, so that God’s good news is seen as the truly great and remarkable prize that it is.
The good news is that in spite of the helpless and hopeless state that mankind finds himself in, God loves each and every person so much that He sent His only begotten Son to die for us. What you can never do by your own effort, God freely offers to do for you, if you will believe in Jesus, who He is, and what He has done.
Jesus paid the price for your sin that you can never pay. Will you believe in Jesus and receive the gift of forgiveness as you receive Him as Son of God and Savior?
An Evangelical Christian simply put, is one who is sharing the good news of God’s salvation. The fact that many people do not want to hear the bad news of their lost state causes them to react strongly against efforts to get to the good news. This is so sad since that good news that they refuse to listen to is the only news that will really matter in eternity.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16