What is The Gospel of Jesus Christ?

Have you asked this,

Gospel of Jesus Christ
Gospel of Jesus Christ

“What IS the Gospel of Jesus Christ, exactly?”  And if you did, what did you answer? The short answer is that “Gospel” is a short form of “Good News” (The word gospel derives from the Old English gōd-spell , meaning “good news” or “glad tidings”); and the good news referred to is the news that Jesus Christ died for our sins, that our sins are forgiven, and therefore we are in line for eternal life. That is really good news!

  • Matthew, Mark, and Luke, and John.

In the wider sense, The “Gospel” can be the first four books of the New Testamant [Matthew, Mark, and Luke, and John], of the Bible, wherein the life, revelations, and teachings of Jesus Christ are proclaimed. These four books are often referred to as the “Gospels”. Most of the rest of the New Testament is books of “Epistles” (meaning letters), written to various congregations and persons in the first churches.

  • The Gospel of Salvation

If you want to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ, [The Gospel of Salvation], therefore, you must proclaim the basic facts of salvation, and as many expanded parts of “the Jesus story” as are relevant to your subject. Failure to include the fundamentals is laying yourself open to error. Whenever we preach we ought to remember this and, if possible, reinforce the message of salvation.  The fundamentqal scripture for this is John 3:16-17 (“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.”).  A more detailed scripture refereence to the whole process of salvation can be found in Romans 10:9-13. 9 If you confess that Jesus is Lord and believe that God raised him from death, you will be saved.10 For it is by our faith that we are put right with God; it is by our confession that we are saved.11 The scripture says, Whoever believes in him will not be disappointed.12 This includes everyone, because there is no difference between Jews and Gentiles; God is the same Lord of all and richly blesses all who call to him.13 As the scripture says, Everyone who calls out to the Lord for help will be saved.

  • The Gospel of Jesus Christ

The “Gospel”, therefore, is the wonderful news that we do not have to make sacrifices for our sins to be forgiven, that we do have eternal life, and that we can be living right now in the kingdom of heaven – here on earth. God loves you –  in proof of which, He sent his only son, Jesus Christ, to come to earth to bring us this wonderful gospel of love, and then to die on the cross that all our sins might be forgiven.

 

6 thoughts on “What is The Gospel of Jesus Christ?

  1. Important to proclaim:
    Starting in Genesis it is written:
    That God promises, over and over, the Messiah and gives us the signs of the Savior,His Son’s (Jesus’) authenticity throughout thousands of years before His arrival here with us……culminating in the “good news” of John 3:16-17

  2. According to the Bible, the Gospel means simply “Good News”. And in the Gospel, that is true and biblical, we should include the following seven elements:
    1) The Kingdom of God (Matt. 24: 14/ Mark 1: 15 KJV)
    2) Repentance and faith or belief (Mark 1: 15 KJV)
    3) The name of Jesus Christ (Acts 8: 12 KJV)
    4) The death of Jesus Christ on the cross for our sins, his burial and his resurrection from the dead (1 Cor. 15: 1-4 KJV)
    5) The reconciliation and peace with God through the death of Jesus Christ on the cross (2Cor. 5: 19 KJV).
    6) Through faith in Christ we have eternal life (1John 1: 1-2)
    7)The judgment of the quick and dead by Christ (Acts 10: 42)
    Without these elements, you cannot say that you have preached the Gospel according to the Bible!God bless you. Tel. Mob. +250788680540 PoBox 404 Kigali/Rwanda. E-mail: bakudione@yahoo.fr

    1. @Bakundukize

      Thank you for your amplified answer to the question, “What is the Gospel”. Your response gives a useful ‘check-list’ that readers can use to verify their truth!

      😎 – Rhys

    1. @Inspirational Sayings

      Thank you for being encouraging. In this day of technical mumbo-jumbo, we do indeed talk using a lot of specialist phrases, and we need to remember that the new people just won’t understand the jargon.

      😉 – Rhys

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