The gospel

In Christianity, the gospel, or the Good News, is the news of the imminent coming of the Kingdom of God (Mark 1:14-15). This message is expounded upon as a narrative in the four canonical gospels, and as theology in many of the New Testament epistles. As theology it is expanded, and related to the death by crucifixion of Jesus. It perceives this as saving acts of God due to the work of Jesus on the cross and Jesus' resurrection from the dead which bring reconciliation between people and God.

Paul the Apostle's gospel is of Jesus's death on the cross and resurrection to restore people's relationship with God. Paul gave the following summary (translated into English) of this good news (gospel) in the First Epistle to the Corinthians:

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

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".[2][3][4][5]

The gospel may also include the descent of the Holy Spirit upon believers and the Second Coming of Jesus.


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