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What is the gospel?

In the New Testament, the glorious news is announced to mankind, that of salvation and victory over sin and death. God offers to all people, (through the person and accomplished work of Jesus Christ on the cross, His resurrection, ascension, and glory at God’s right hand) this message of good news to all men through faith in Christ.

By the way on the sidelings, touching Faith, Faith isn’t that complex to

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understand if you can remember! Remember what he told you;
Luke 24: 6, “…remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee…” You have “Faith” if all you can do is remember to do according to what is written.

So, God provided a way of salvation for men through the gift of His son to the world. His Son suffered as a sacrifice for sin, overcame death, and now offers a share in His triumph to all who will accept it.

The gospel is good news because it is a gift of God, not something that must be earned by penance or by self-improvement (Jn 3:16; Rom 5:8–11; II Cor 5:14–19; Tit 2:11–14). It is a way, not just about giving good advice, missing the kingdom purpose.

The apostle Paul summarizes the most basic ingredients of the gospel message (see verse below), namely, “death…burial…resurrection, and appearances of the resurrected Christ.” And this is what he says;

“Now I want to make clear for you, brothers and sisters, the gospel that I preached to you, that you received and on which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold firmly to the message I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. For I passed on 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, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve…” 1 Corinthians 15:1-8

These verses, which were an early Christian confession, give us the heart of the gospel and shows that the resurrection is an integral part of the gospel. Paul described this as “of first importance” – a phrase that stresses priority, not time. The stress is on the centrality of these truths to the gospel message.

It’s about preserving the rituals; the Gospel teaches that God is seeking those who will worship Him in Spirit and in truth.

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