Most Christians when witnessing to unbelievers will accept unequivocally that the good news is : God loves them and Jesus died for their sins, so they only need to do is to accept and receive Him by faith and they will be saved.
But the good news for believers seems to be totally different : you better get your act together or else you suffer the wrath of God, you better do this or that or else the favour of the Lord will leave you……and so on. The believers instead of rejoicing of the good news are now on a guilt trip, insecure, in constant fear of God’s anger and trying to do better or appease God by rededicating their lives to do better.
Are we using the good news to bring unbelievers into Christianity :)) or is the good news a reality for all to experience?.
Please meditate on the verses below and make your own decision :
6You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. 8But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
9Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God's wrath through him! 10For if, when we were God's enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! 11Not only is this so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.
My comments : verses 6-8 refer to unbelievers, verses 9-11 are for believers
1Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,[a] 2because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.
If you are a believer, you are in Christ, you are no longer condemned.
As believers, we are secure in Him, He carried our guilt so that we no longer be guilt-laden. When He sets us free, He sets us free indeed. Indeed means indeed (definitely, absolutely), and indeed for life. Rejoice.