What is the gospel?
What do Christians mean when they talk about the “gospel?”
The word “gospel” simply means “good news.” The gospel is good news about Jesus. It is the announcement from God himself that we can know him, and rather than face his judgment for our sins, we can be forgiven and enjoy him forever.
The good news is that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, lived the life we should have lived - without sin, though he was tempted and tested, just as we are. When he died on the cross, he took willingly upon himself the sins of people in every country, every race, every culture and language. Jesus’ dead body was buried, and after three day, he rose from the dead, in victory over Satan, sin, death, demons and hell.
The good news is that there is a God who passionately, lovingly, continually, relentlessly pursues us. Those who turn from their efforts to save themselves and trust him as their leader are forgiven and receive eternal life as a gift.
The good news is that Jesus himself will return to redeem this world and fully establish his Kingdom. Until then, followers of Jesus are his agents of reconciliation and peace in the world.
The gospel - the good news - is amazing. It is the only hope - in this life, and in the life to come.
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