The term "Gospel" is used over 75 times in the New Testament. Those who have heard teachings and sermons on the the Gospel may know that the translation from the Greek language means "good news." But what is this good news and why is it important?
Here in John (the fourth Gospel, as it were) we can see very clearly the basic principles of the Gospel God loved us, gave up his Son, Jesus Christ and that gift has given us a chance at everlasting life. A powerful proclamation, and for many who hear it, with it comes the wonderful chance of Salvation.
But there is more to the Gospel than just one scripture, and with close research we begin to understand the finer points of God's message to his lost children. Because of Christ's birth, suffering and pain, and his subsequent death, all of our sins are forgiven- no longer separating us from the presence of the Lord or keeping us in defeat and bondage. With the acceptance of the power of Christ's blood, we are cleansed, never having to suffer the weight of sin by ourselves alone.
"For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him will not perish, but have everlasting life."
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