Do you like gospel music? Have you ever
attended a good old gospel tent meeting?
Or, have you ever wanted to get someone to
believe you and you may have responded to one of
his or her questions by saying, “it’s
the gospel”? Of course you were
inferring that what you were saying was the
TRUTH. It is clear by these definitions that the
word gospel alludes to something
“religious” (or at least that’s
what most people think it means).
If you have a Strong’s Exhaustive
Concordance, look up the word gospel.
You will find it used 101 times. You will also
find the following: NT: 2097 euaggelizo
(yoo-ang-ghel-id'-zo); from NT: 2095 and NT: 32;
to announce good news ("evangelize")
especially the gospel: declare, bring (declare,
show) glad (good) tidings, preach (the gospel).
According to Strong’s the word gospel
means to announce good news; declare, bring
or show glad or good tidings. We read in Mark
16:15 the following:” And he said unto
them (his apostles), Go ye into all the
world, and preach the gospel to
Is that really in there?
It just doesn’t make sense. What
does gospel music have to do with preaching the
gospel? Or attending a good old tent meeting? Is
telling the truth and gospel synonymous?
In Matt 24:14 we read, “And this
gospel of the kingdom shall be
preached in all the world for a witness unto all
nations; and then shall the end come.”
Applying the definition we obtained from
Strong's, we see that this gospel (good news) of
the kingdom “shall be preached in all the
world for a witness unto all nations; and then
shall the end come.” The gospel of
the kingdom of what? Mark 1:14 tells us,
“Now after that John was put
in prison, Jesus came into Galilee,
preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God.
” Jesus came preaching the gospel
of the kingdom of God. A kingdom has territory,
subjects, laws, and a king or ruler. Apparently
Christ wanted his apostles to preach about a
coming kingdom of God. What is the kingdom of God?
Is it heaven? If a kingdom has territory,
subjects, laws and a ruler is it possible Christ
was alluding to something else?
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