“Good News” Is Loving, But So Is “Bad News”

Hebrews 10:26-31
Joel Webbon

Many Christians wrongly believe that the only good motivation comes from hearing about grace, rather than judgment. And they allow this misinformed belief to distort their view of God, until there are no theological categories left to comprehend, let alone love, a God whose wrath “is a fury of fire” against sinners. The Scripture clearly teaches that God is not slightly upset about sin, but passionately furious. Hebrews 10:26-31 stands against the false assumption that the only motivating news is good news. For every true follower of Christ, there is both the promise of joy and the warning of judgment. This is a message of God that our world today does not want to hear. And sadly, this message of God is even despised by many in the church.