What is the Good News of the Gospel & what it is not?


For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
– 1 Corinthians 15:3-4

For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.
– 1 Corinthians 2:2

But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
– Galatians 1:8

The Good News of the Gospel is that Jesus Christ came and died for your sins. And that He was buried and on the third day, He rose again from the dead.

To add any more than that Good News is no Gospel at all (Galatians 1:6-9). It is all about Jesus Christ, and it is all about Salvation that only He can give and nothing more.

And if salvation is something that He can only give, then we cannot add to it in any way (1 Corinthians 3:11).

The Gospel is not a promise of health or healing; it is not of wealth or wellbeing; neither is it the promise of power nor of fame or answer to any prayer. If that is part of your Gospel then you have no Gospel at all.

If the Gospel to you includes the acceptance of a political point of view, or a cause to fight for, or to be attached to a party, then it is not the Gospel either.

If the Gospel is attached to a narrative or part of the narrative, it is no Gospel at all. The narrative that only counts is the life, death, and resurrection of Christ.

And if the Gospel is exclusive to any denomination, movement, or party then it is not the Gospel; for it is not founded by man, but by God alone.

Published by a.israelthomas

A Protestant Christian whose mission is to defend the Gospel, the fundamentals of the Faith, and to reach the lost for their salvation. The Icon that I'm using conveys multiple purposes of a Christian believer. The sword represents our mission to evangelize; not through force of arms, but through the truth of the word of God (Psalm 19:7-9). The shield represents our obligation to defend the truths of the scriptures and the confessions of the faith (1 Peter 3:15). Lastly, the wings represents the grace, love, gentleness, and care we must show and give to each other as brothers and sisters in the Lord, and everyone else around us - to the righteous and to the unrighteous - as God has loved us (Ephesians 2:2-3 & 1 John 4:19). IMAGE SOURCE: Sword Shield FreeImg.com https://freepngimg.com/png/32238-sword-shield/icon

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