What is the Gospel?
By Raul Enyedi
The word “Gospel” comes from the Old English “godspell” and it means “good tale” or “good news.” The content of this good news is found in the Scriptures: “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures” (1 Corinthians 15:1-4).
This is the only message that, if believed, opens the gates of Heaven. The Gospel does not speak about the works of the saints, church rituals or the importance of the church in your salvation. The Gospel does not tell you what works you must do in order to be saved. The Gospel tells you about Jesus, because in no one else you will find salvation (Acts 4:12). He is the only way! The Gospel tells about what He did for the salvation of men! Since man is unable to save himself or contribute anything to his own salvation, the message of this good news is called “the gospel of the grace of God” (Acts 20:24). Grace means a gift or a favor given freely to someone that does not deserve it or cannot earn it. Did you believe the Gospel for the salvation of your soul?