The Gospel on Wikipedia I

The Good News (Christianity)

In Christianity, the good news or gospel is the message of Jesus or the message about Jesus, specifically his resurrection. More specifically it is the promise and hope of salvation for peoples of all nations that Jesus provides.

Good News is the English translation of the Koine Greek ευαγγέλιον (euangelion, “good message”). The gospel was the good news that runners carried throughout the Greek city-states proclaiming that the Saviour-King had ascended to his throne. This word is sometimes also translated “Gospel“. Hence, the written accounts of the life and teaching of Jesus are generally known as “Gospels“.

The Christian message of good news is described in the Bible. It relates to the saving acts of God, centred upon the person of Jesus and his resurrection. Its context is the storyline of the Christian Bible as a whole, which tells of the creation of humanity, humanity’s rebellion against God, and how people from all nations are restored to relationship with God through the person of Jesus. A key theme of the Christian good news is that God offers a new life and forgiveness through Jesus. Jesus’ teaching of the good news also relates to the coming of the Kingdom of God (Mark 1:14-15).


4 Comments on “The Gospel on Wikipedia I”

  1. Its interesting that atonement, propitiation, and satisfaction are not mentioned in the “good news.” I thought the message of the death and resurrection of Jesus was the good news. There is not much good news where the cross is not mentioned–except only circumstantially. I wonder who wrote the wikipedia definition. It should be updated.

  2. I do not agree with any of the above as an absolute view of the Gospel, i was simply placing what the world and what wikipedia views the Gospel is. Pretty sad, huh?

  3. maybe you can update it Nick!

  4. Just changed it. Let me know what you think. This is a real opportunity to spread the true Gospel via the internet. We should edit more of this stuff. It sounds like the N.T. Wright fans are doing all the work–or maybe N.T. Wright himself.

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