Toward the end of the video Pastor Jeffress names several Evangelicals who have supported him during the controversy of Tim Tebow’s scheduled speaking appearance and abrupt cancellation. He then comments about those men who stood with him.
“I am grateful for men of God like these who are willing to stand up and act like men rather than wimping out when it gets a little controversial and an inconvenient thing to stand for the truth. God bless men like that.”
Now, there are some people who would say, “Well, God’s given me a different ministry. God has calle me to go out and preach about the love of God. That’s what I’m called to do. I’m not called to preach about sin and talk about controversial things. I’ve been called to talk about the love of God.”
And they’re sincere when they say that. But they are sincerely wrong. The fact is, you cannot talk about the love of God. The love of God has no meaning whatsoever unless you understand the judgement of God that all of us deserve.
You see ladies and gentlemen, there is no such thing as the good news – that’s what the word gospel means – there’s no such thing as good news unless you understand the bad news as well.
Ironically, I’ve been saying the same thing Jeffress says about the good news only making sense in light of the bad news. He goes on to say the good news is a message of hope along with a few more statements.