Because the Gospel is the Best News Ever!
The very core of the New is that through Christ we receive what we lost through Adam, namely, the literal presence of the divine. This is real Christianity. A promise of heaven is not restoration of life. Studying a book written by God himself is still not restoration of life. Attending weekly gatherings in a building is not restoration of life. Even changing one’s behavior in dramatic ways is not restoration of life. Of course, these things may result from restoration of life. But they’re certainly not the means to life, nor are they a confirmation of the experience of life. Restoration of life occurs when God himself, through the person of Christ, resides within us. Anything short of this is weak religiosity. ... See more
This year we would see the promises crown, He said. The crowning of a baby is the first glimpse of the head, but with the infant still in the birth canal.