What is the Good News of Jesus?

The Good News!

Jesus Without Baggage

In the New Testament are four books that tell about the life and message of Jesus. They are called the Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. The word ‘gospel’ simply means good news (εὐαγγέλιον )—the good news of Jesus.

The English transliteration is ‘evangel’, and sharing the evangel is evangelism. The primary purpose of the church is to live this good news and share it with others; but what is it? What is this good news that is so desirable and so important?

Good News!The Angry, Demanding God

Most ancient cultures understood their gods to be demanding of them. What else would explain the reverses, disasters, and conquering invaders they experienced if not the displeasure of their gods?

The gods had power and expected their subjectsto meet their demands, and when they failed to please their gods they were punished. The problem was that people never knew for sure what would…

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About sheila0405

Moved out of theism into atheism on January 1, 2016.
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