Is There Good News In Your Gospel?
It is not uncommon for evangelism to degenerate into sales. The Gospel is a product for sale and the evangelist's job is to tell you what the product will cost you and persuade you that it is worth the price.
I ask this one thing of my readers. Was the message of salvation which you were presented good news? (1) Was it a message you could receive with joy? (2) In Scripture, the message of salvation is called "the good news." It follows that if the message of salvation which we heard was not good news, then we did not hear the Scriptural message of salvation.
For some, the very idea of examining their grounds of assurance is a threatening idea. ...