What Is The Gospel?

The Gospel in the NT is referred to in Acts 13:32 (KJV) as “glad tidings” and refers to the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 13:29-30,33-37; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4). According to “Vine’s Expository Dictionary of Old and NT Words,” (1981); p. 167-168, the word “Gospel” comes from the Greek (noun) word, “Euangelion” and originally denoted a reward for good tidings. Later, the idea of reward dropped, and the word stood for the good news itself. Our English word “evangel” (bringing good news) is the equivalent of “euangelion”. Our English word “evangelist” means “bringer of good news.

In the NT, it denotes the “good tidings” of the kingdom of God and of salvation through Christ, to be received by faith, on the basis of His expiatory death, His burial, resurrection, and ascension (Acts 15:7; Acts 20:24; 1 Peter 4:17). The Apostle Paul uses this phrase of two associated yet distinct things.

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Mike Riley, Gospel Snippets

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