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The Gospel

also known as: The Good News, The 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 1, i.e., “Good Message” or “Good News”.

This is the welcome knowlege of the true way of eternal salvation for Man as preached by our Lord and His Apostles. The long promised Messiah of God has arrived and provided the way to enter the Kingdom of God.

The Gospel 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)


Streaming video— 
“The Gospel”
Paul Washer, HeartCry Missionary Society, M.Div. from Southwestern Theological Seminary
Length: 8 minutes
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“The GOSPEL in Four Minutes”
Dr. Voddie T. Baucham, Jr., D.Min.
Video by ReformedWiki
Length: 4 minutes
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“What Is the Gospel?”
Reformed Theologian R.C. Sproul, PhD
Length: 44 minutes
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“Getting the Gospel Right”
Dr. John F. MacArthur Jr., pastor of Grace Community Church (Sun Valley, California), chancellor and founder of The Master’s Seminary and The Master’s University
Length: 49 minutes
Streaming video— 
“The Gospel”
Dr. Voddie T. Baucham, Jr., D.Min.
Shepherds’ Conference 2022
Video by Apologia Bros
Length: 4 minutes

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 Jesus God’s Story Online home

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

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Gospel histories

The name Gospel was eventually applied to each of the four histories of our Lord’s life written by those who are therefore called “evangelists,” writers of the history of the Gospel (the evangelion).

Collectively, these records are called The Gospels.

  1. Greek: εὐαγγέλιον —transliteration: evangelion or euaggelion

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

Article Version: April 28, 2022