The Gospel means the Good News, which means the teaching or revelation of Christ.
In the final two chapters of the Bible, John the apostle is shown a prophetic vision of a new heaven and a new earth. The present world of today, had by this time passed away, and John was shown a new and much more wonderful worldly existence, with an immaculate holy city coming down out of heaven from God, where God would once again dwell with his people.
In this vision, John hears a voice saying…
“Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away” (Revelation 21:3-4).
Can you imagine a time with no more pain, or death, or even sorrow, in all the world!
Here is a good hope, and glad tidings. The dire hardships and tragedy we all see, and endure, all over today, are not in-line with the eventual reality which God has always intended, and one day he will re-establish the world according to perfection – just as things were always meant to be. By his son in whom he has raised, he has made a way.
Then, all the wickedness of this present age will be as if it never was, and we will for-evermore be raised incorruptible, to abide in everlasting peace and joy, in communion with God, and in harmony with all creation. The Gospel is the most incredible, most significant, most wonderful message ever proclaimed! The destiny which God has in store for his people is a life of paradise and wondrous treasures beyond all imagination.
The awful dilemma however, is that all people are born lost dead in sins – in merit instead of only eternal damnation. Because sin is the transgression of God’s Law (1Jn. 3:4), and sin, when it is finished, “bringeth forth death” (Jas. 1:15), and “there is none that doeth good, no, not one” (Rom. 3:12).
Jesus said, on these two commands hang all the law and the prophets, to “love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind”, and to “love thy neighbour as thyself” (Mat. 22:37-40). But we all fall short of this great standard. “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves” (1Jn. 1:8). “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Rom. 3:23). Our lifetime here is but a vapour, quickly vanishing – then comes judgment. But God is “longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance” (2 Pet. 3:9).
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” – Jeremiah 29:11
“And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.” – Revelation 21:5-7
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Please examine here today an overview of some of the key aspects of the Gospel message of Christ, as we reason upon some of the most profound questions of life, and navigate the Holy Scriptures for answers.