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Gospel

Greek: εὐαγγέλιον —transliteration: euaggelion or evangelion

Greek: εὐαγγελίζω —transliteration: euaggelizó —meaning: to announce good news

also known as: the Good News, Good Message and the glad tidings of salvation through Christ

The word “Gospel” is Anglo-Saxon in origin and literally means “God's good news,” “God’s message,” i.e., word of God. It is the translation of the Greek word evangelion, i.e., “good message” or “good news”.

It denotes…

  1. the welcome knowlege of the true way of salvation for Man as preached by our Lord and His followers

    The promised Messiah of God has arrived and provided the way to enter the Kingdom of God.

  2. “It was afterwards transitively applied to each of the four histories of our Lord’s life, published by those who are therefore called “evangelists,” writers of the history of the Gospel (the evangelion).”

  3. “The term is often used to express collectively the Gospel doctrines; and ‘preaching the Gospel’ is often used to include not only the proclaiming of the good tidings, but the teaching of men how to avail themselves of the offer of salvation, the declaring of all the truths, precepts, promises, and threatenings of Christianity.”

    It is also called…
    “the gospel of the grace of God” (Acts 20:24)
    “the gospel of the kingdom” (Matthew 4:23)
    “the gospel of Christ” (Romans 1:16)
    “the gospel of peace” (Ephesians 6:15)
    “the glorious gospel”
    “the everlasting gospel”
    “the gospel of salvation” (Ephesians 1:13)

Also see

Getting the Gospel Right by Dr. John F. MacArthur, Litt.D., D.D. (off-site article)

Is Jesus Christ the answer to your questions?Paradise or Pain? Why is the world the way it is?Jesus Christ: His Identity, Life, Death & Resurrection
What is the true meaning of CHRISTMAS?Easter, the Resurrection of JesusGod’s Story Online home

Christian Answers EffectiveEvangelism™ site—Learn how to be more effective in sharing the Gospel

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Article Version: October 1, 2019