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August 3, 2020

What is the Gospel? | COVID update | Healing, hope and life beyond trauma

Let’s lead off with some good news!
In fact, let’s lead off with THE Good News! 

Did you know the Gospel has a Wikipedia page? 

Here’s what it says:

In Christianity, the gospel (Greek: εὐαγγέλιον, translit. euangélion; Old English: gōdspel; Latin: ēvangelium, Ecclesiastical Latin: [evanˈdʒeli.um]), or the Good News, is the news of the coming of the Kingdom of God (Mark 1,Mark 1:14-15). The message of good news is described as a narrative in the four canonical gospels.

The message of good news is described as theology in many of the New Testament letters. It relates to the saving acts of God due to the work of Jesus on the cross and Jesus’ resurrection from the dead which bring reconciliation (“atonement“) between people and God. The apostle Paul‘s gospel is of Jesus‘s death on the cross and resurrection to restore people’s relationship with God. It may also include the descent of the Holy Spirit upon believers and the second coming of Jesus. Paul gave the following summary (translated into English) of this good news (gospel) in the First Epistle to the Corinthians,one of his letters to Christians in the city of Corinth:

Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, (1 Corinthians 15:1-4 NASB)

Christian theology describes the Good News of salvation in Jesus Christ not as a new concept, but one that has been foretold throughout the Old Testament and was prophetically preached even at the time of the fall of man as contained in Genesis 3:14–15,[1] which has been called the “Proto-Evangelion” or “Proto-Gospel”.

What, if anything would you change or add? Is that how you understand the Gospel? Is that how you’d explain it if asked? No? Wikipedia is an open source page, maybe you should suggest an edit!

Carmen catches up on Coronavirus headlines with Dr. Zach Jenkins and then talks with Dr. Tom Blee about his testimony and LifeTeamAlliance.org.

 


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