The word Gospel means the Good News, which is, the revelation and salvation of Christ.
In the final two chapters of the book of Revelation, John the Apostle is shown a prophetic vision of a new heavens 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 existence, with an immaculate holy city coming down out of heaven, where God would once again dwell together with his people forever.
In this vision, John heard a loud voice out of heaven 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 sadness in all the world? Is it not great to be able to realize the dire conditions we all experience, and see, across our planet today, are not in-line with the ultimate reality God has always intended? and that soon, God will return to establish all his creation in righteousness, according to the way things should be? Then, all of the evil of this present time will be no more, and mankind will once again be fully blessed to abide together in everlasting peace, joy, and in harmony with God, and all creation.
This is the ultimate reality God has always intended. A truly perfected world, and this is the wonderful promise entailed in the message of the Gospel. The Gospel is the most wonderful, most incredible, most significant message ever proclaimed! Mankind was specially created for wonderful purposes, and to receive amazing blessings, which go far beyond, and extend far greater, then only the trivial meanings, and corruptible things, of this present fallen world.
The future which God the Father has in store is a wonderful reality to look forward to indeed! Destined for those who receive the free gift of eternal life. Free, because it is not awarded based on good religious performance, but rather is given by God’s loving grace, and received only through faith. Salvation from this dark and fleeting world into the magnificent glory of his everlasting kingdom, for all those who repent of personal sin, and believe on the only begotten Son of the Most High God.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” – John 3:16-17
There really is a much greater existence for humanity to come, still much like the world today, yet only unimaginably more marvelous. However, in our present fallen reality, all people are all born lost, being dead in sins, and deserving instead of eternal damnation according to our transgressions. We only have a relatively short time to live in this world, then judgment, but God is not willing that even one of his lost sheep should perish. What is his ultimate solution to save us from our hopeless corruption, and purify us into glorified bodies, to live forever in a perfected new heavens and earth?
How has God provided a way for mankind to reconnect with him? to receive his free gift of eternal life, even now, and find a sure place in his heavenly kingdom? to be forgiven of all iniquity once and for all, and be spared in the time of judgment from his terrible wrath, and death, and hell? to receive the wonderful promise of Christ, to know him personally, and be counted as one of the blessed children of the Father? to inherit great and wonderful rewards and treasures, and all the immaculate gifts of paradise that will never fade away?
“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
Please examine with us 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.