It Is So We Can Accept the News, Both the Good and the Bad

To receive the Light, we must have our darkness exposed; to be clothed in Christ’s righteousness, we must acknowledge our righteousness as filthy rags; to live in Christ, we must die to our former identity.  Only the Spirit can raise those who are “dead in trespasses and sins” (Ephesians 2:1), so that we can accept the news, both the bad and the good of it.

Horton, Michael; The Gospel Driven Life: Being Good News People in a Bad News World; Baker Books; Grand Rapids, MI; Copyright 2009; page 125

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