10-28-2018 Sermon - Thankful for the Hour of Judgement?

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On a day we celebrate the hallmark of the Reformation, namely moving the Gospel once again front and center, how is it the angel messenger in our Revelation Lesson is proclaiming an eternal gospel when he speaks of the coming judgment? Sound fearful! Well the eternal Gospel is all about salvation as a gift to be received by faith on account of the work that Christ alone accomplished on the Cross for us. And when we know that we are acquitted, then the judgment against all evil will mean the day is coming when we will no longer to injure others, and no one else will be permitted to injure us. Eternal life will not just be an endless number of days as we know them in this fallen world...