Q5. Answer


The word ‘Gospel’ simply means ‘Good News.’

The Gospel is simply the Good News that Jesus Christ has borne our punishment for sin, and by accepting and following Him, we can start brand new and exciting lives, and later spend eternity with Him in heaven.

The Good News is that God loves us and sent His Son as the atonement for our sins, guaranteeing us eternal life if we choose to believe it.

In John 11:26, Jesus asks: “Whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?”  Man replies, “Prove it; then I’ll believe.” God responds, “Believe it; then I’ll show you.”

Religion is: man still trying to reach up to God through works. Salvation is: God has already reached down to man through Jesus Christ. That’s the good news!

The Good News is also that this salvation is complete, i.e. it includes our total physical, spiritual and emotional wellbeing.

Therefore, by believing, we can be healed from sickness and have our needs met in Jesus’ Name, today, in this life. Just read the Gospels and see the things Jesus did during his ministry. Then in Acts, read about  the things the disciples did following the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Disciples of Jesus still do such things today.

See also:

  • Q. What is salvation, and why do I need to be saved?
  • Q. What must I do to be saved?
  • Q. Does Jesus heal today?

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