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What is the Gospel?
What does the Gospel mean?
WHY THE GOSPEL IS GOOD NEWS!
THE GOSPEL is the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ. It is a universal message that offers salvation to all who believe on Jesus Christ and confess Him as Lord.
The Gospel is the central message of Christianity. It is the good news that God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross for the sins of humanity and to rise from the dead — offering salvation and eternal life to all who believe on Him. The Gospel is the foundation of Christian faith, and provides a clear path for salvation and redemption.
The word “gospel” comes from the Anglo-Saxon term “god-spell,” meaning “good story”, from the Greek word “euangelion,” meaning “good news.” In the New Testament, the Gospel is presented as the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ.
Apostle Paul's words
The Apostle Paul describes the Gospel in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4:
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; by which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.”
The Gospel message centres on the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Romans 5:8 says, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
The Gospel message emphasizes the love of God and the forgiveness of sins through faith in Jesus Christ. It is the good news that, despite our sinful nature and rebellion against God, we can be reconciled with Him through the sacrifice of His Son.
The Gospel for all
The Gospel message is not limited to a specific group of people, but it is for everyone. In Mark 16:15, Jesus commands His disciples to “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” This commandment is an indication that the Gospel is a universal message that is intended to reach all people, regardless of their background or status.
The Gospel message offers salvation to all who believe on Jesus Christ. Romans 10:9-10 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
This means that salvation is not earned by good works, but is a gift from God to those who believe on Jesus Christ and confess Him as Lord.
The Gospel message also emphasizes the importance of faith and obedience. Hebrews 11:6 says, “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” This means that faith in Jesus Christ is essential for salvation and pleasing God.
You become a new creation
The Gospel message is not just a one-time event, but is a continuous process of spiritual growth and transformation. In 2 Corinthians 5:17 we read, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” This verse describes the process of becoming a new creation in Christ, where the old self is replaced by a new self that is guided by the Holy Spirit.
The Gospel is the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ. It is a universal message that offers salvation to all who believe on Jesus Christ and confess Him as Lord.
The Gospel message emphasizes the love of God, the forgiveness of sins, and the importance of faith and obedience. It offers eternal life, the most important thing we can ever have. As Christians, we are called to share the Gospel message with others and to live according to its teachings. In that way, others may come to know and experience the salvation and transformation that comes through faith in Jesus Christ.