GOSPEL WITH (out) JESUS
THE GOOD NEWS
The simple interpretation of The Gospel is Good News. However, good news is not the Gospel: Good news is good news!
While God is good, good is not God. While all gold glitters, not all that glitter is gold. What many believe to be ‘good news’ today is certainly ‘good’, but the question is: is it the Good News that Jesus Christ brought for mankind that cost God His only begotten Son and cost Jesus His life, or just the good news of meeting people’s immediate needs? If it were the latter, then Jesus needn’t have come, because the needs continue to be around us and will continue (1Cor. 15:19). But Jesus came to do something no one could do from eternity past or future (Heb.2:15) and after that, He confessed that ‘it is finished’ (Jn.19:30) and that is why it is called ‘The Gospel’.