Many Christians call the
gospel as the “Good News.” One sentence can’t adequately cover the subject,
but it is basically the Bible teaching that a loving God has freely provided
a way for anyone to enter His kingdom through a sincere faith and acceptance
of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus as a personal atonement for
The idea that sinners
can be forgiven and brought into a right relationship with God by believing
what the Bible says about Jesus and truly accepting Him as Lord and Saviour,
asking for forgiveness, and asking Him to come into one’s heart is truly the
greatest of all good news.
But this article is
about two different kinds of good news.
The first item of good
news concerns a “Resolution in Support of Israel.”
“Resolved, That the
messengers to the Tennessee Baptist Convention meeting in Sevierville,
Tennessee, November 15-16, 2016, commit to bless Israel (Genesis 12:3; Numbers 24:9) and be it further.”
“Resolved, That we
support the right of Israel to exist as a sovereign state and reject any
activities that attack that right by promoting economic, cultural, and
academic boycotts against Israel; and be it.”
“Resolved, That at
this critical time when dangerous forces are mounting up against the nation
of Israel, we recommit ourselves to pray for God’s peace to rule in
Jerusalem and for the salvation of Israel (Psalm 122:6;
Romans 10:1), for the Gospel is ‘God’s power for
salvation to everyone who believes, first to the Jew’ (Romans 1:16) and be
“Resolved, That we
pray for Israel and for
all nations of the Middle East, that God
would change hearts and bring peace through the work of grace in His Son,
I was not present at the
meeting, but I have been told that the resolution passed by more than 900 to
1. Praise God for the wisdom, faith, sound theology and courage of the
Tennessee Baptist “Messengers.” God promised to bless those that bless
Israel so their Biblical stand truly is good news (Gen. 12:3).
A second item of good
news concerns a growing awareness of what is needed for America to be great
It has been reported
that Donald Trump believes the good news of the Bible and he has accepted
Jesus as his Savior.
After that, he selected
a proven Christian (Mike Pence) to be his running mate.
After that, he promised
to protect religious freedom and he took a strong pro-Israel stand.
After that, he announced
the establishment of a new “Evangelical Executive Advisory Board” which
includes Michele Bachman, James Dobson, Robert Jeffress, David Jeremiah,
Richard Land, James Robison and several other highly respected spiritual
But he didn’t ask these
leaders to endorse him. He asked these leaders to meet regularly and advise
him on issues that are important to evangelicals and others of faith in the
After that, Dr. David
Reagan wrote a three-part article contending that America’s greatest need is not
Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, but spiritual renewal (Lamplighter
Magazine, Lamb & Lion Ministries, Nov.-Dec. 2016).
Then, Sean Osborne
called for Donald Trump’s “Evangelical Executive Advisory Board” to
establish a National Day of Prayer and Repentance, and to have a meeting in
the President’s White House office to pray and dedicate it as a place for
the Lord’s will for America to be done (eschatologytoday.blogspot.com;
Global SITREP D12-16).
This (or something like
it) needs to be done. Donald Trump can’t make America great again, but God can.
And Trump’s Evangelical Executive Advisory Board could get the ball rolling
on Jan. 20, 2017 or before.
There is hope for
America if Christians and ministries will ask for forgiveness and try to do
what God wants us to do. But there is no hope for America if we don’t.
To God be the glory.
Prophecy Plus Ministries
Daymond & Rachel Duck