The Gospel ? ?

We hear all the time.
The Gospel of Christ.
Preach the Gospel of Christ.

What actually was Christ’s Gospel?
When Jesus said
Mar 16:15
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
What was the Gospel He was referring to?

What do YOU think?

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  1. sangrar-el-amor says:


    Inspired by Beloved and Twoythal, I’ll take a stab at it..

    Your question….”What actually was Christ’s Gospel?” …..”What was the Gospel He was referring to?

    “When Jesus said.”
    Mar 16:15
    And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

    Question, “What was the Gospel He was referring to? Answer: “I would think he was referring to “The Gospel of Christ” (Jesus), well…that’s what you called it anyway.

    as opposed to

    • the Gospel of God
    • the Gospel of the Kingdom
    • the Gospel of Grace
    • the Gospel of Peace


    If you are wanting to know what was the intended follow-up action, what did he want them to do?

    You can look at the next verses (Mar 16:16-18) where it’s spelled out for them in context. This is what he wanted them to do, what he meant and what he said to preach.

    Mar 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

    Mar 16:16-18 “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.”

    Mar 16:19-20 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.And they went forth, and preached every where (They preached the Gospel per their instructions @ Mar 16:16-18), the Lord working with [them], and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

    • lookinforacity says:

      Hi Sea

      The first and foremost information gained from any question is, whether or not the person answering has understood the question.

      You say;

      Your question….”What actually was Christ’s Gospel?” …..”What was the Gospel He was referring to?

      Then you say;

      “If you are wanting to know what was the intended follow-up action, what did he want them to do?”

      What is it about the question as asked, you do not understand?

      You go on to say;
      “I’m a smart, educated, experienced person as a business professional and “educator”
      “Jim, I read and re-read your post”

      How then did you miss, right in the middle of that post the following?

      Laying scripture side by side we can see, the Good News Jesus preached was “The Kingdom of God”
      Mar 16:15
      And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
      Mat 24:14
      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.

      Lastly you say;
      “The Gospel of Christ” (Jesus), well…that’s what you called it anyway.”

      Not just what I call it, scripture for your future reference.
      Rom.1:16, 15:19, 15:29
      1Cor.9:12, 9:18
      2Cor.4:4, 9:13, 10:14
      Gal.1:7
      Php.1:27
      1Thes.3:2

      I guess I have failed to provoke thought, and just managed to provoke, for that I am truly sorry.

      Be Blessed
      JIM

  2. What is the gospel?

    The gospel is the power (grace) of God unto salvation to every one that believes (Romans 1:16).
    ???

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  4. Dear Jim,
    If I can paraphrase ; “And HE said unto them, Go ye into all the world and preach the good news: ( that man is no longer separated from God) to every creature.”
    I think the angels proclaimed this good news when announcing Christ birth. “Peace on Earth, Goodwill towards men” Obviously,there wasn’t peace or goodwill between people after the birth of Jesus. This peace was between man and God.
    If this isn’t the Gospel,I too give up!!! Tell us! (pretty please,with sugar on top 🙂
    Beloved

    • lookinforacity says:

      Hi Beloved

      Paraphrasing scripture is all well and good, but adding to scripture is a definite no – no.
      When you say (that man is no longer separated from God) that then becomes an assumption as to what scripture is actually conveying.
      This is easily done, because we read the bible with preconceived ideas as to what it says, having been taught these things.
      Don’t get me wrong, what you are saying is truly Good News, but that is not “The” Good News, Jesus taught on.
      Jesus was Baptized by John, the Holy Spirit descended upon Him, He went into the wilderness to be tempted by Satan for 40 days.
      What then was the first thing He said, when He finished the 40 days?
      “Man is no longer separated from God?”
      Or was it?

      Mat 4:17
      From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

      The concept of “Man is no longer separated from God.” Only comes into play after His Passion.
      Nothing, from the time Jesus was born, up to the minute He was crucified, reconciled us to God, it was only by the Sacrifice of Jesus, that the sins which separated man from God, having then been atoned for, could secure this reconciliation.

      Laying scripture side by side we can see, the Good News Jesus preached was “The Kingdom of God”

      Mar 16:15
      And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

      Mat 24:14
      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.

      I am not trying to be argumentative, or nit picking, I am only attempting to get people to read the Bible with correct understanding, nowhere did Jesus say “Verily I say unto you, Salvation is likened to.”
      Understand and separate them properly, that when Jesus is teaching on the Kingdom of God (Heaven), He is “NOT” teaching on Salvation.

      It is the Church that has confused the issue, by saying the Gospel of Christ is, “The Gospel of Salvation.”
      Thereby causing Christians to believe, we can attain the Kingdom of God (Heaven) only when we die, becoming the reward for leading a good Christian life.
      Only within the Kingdom is healing to be found, only within the Kingdom can the Gifts of the Spirit be found.
      How many Denominations do not believe in the gifts of the Spirit, how many of these same Denominations teach, the “Gospel of the Kingdom”, and the “Gospel of Salvation” are one and the same.

      Mat 4:23
      And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.

      Joh 3:3
      Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

      Joh 3:5
      Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

      Luk 17:21
      Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

      Mat 6:33
      But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

      The word “SEEK” denotes something that can be attained, and not only after our physical death. That is why it is said, we are Born Again, to Newness of Life, born of the Spirit, only those that walk in the Spirit can live in the Kingdom.

      I’m not saying this to you only, but to anyone reading this post.
      Go and read any of the Gospels, then as you read, take careful note of how many places your understanding leads you to Salvation. An example would be the Parables, Jesus told the Disciples what the Parables were about.

      Mat 13:10,11
      10) And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
      11) He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

      That right there in a nut shell says all of the Parables were about the Kingdom of God and nothing else, and that the only ones that could understand them, were those that were Born Again, anyone teaching anything other than what Jesus said they were, is a false teacher. Have you ever heard anyone teach on any Parable, and teach that it was about Salvation, or losing your Salvation?

      Be Blessed
      JIM

      • sangrar-el-amor says:

        ( Reposted to the correct place, I think? )

        “Tissue after tissue,
        Sniffle after sniffle,
        Grinding my teeth,
        Why can’t it be simple?”
        ~by Odie Moneill

        This was extracted from a poem, by Odie Moneill, and the original contextual meaning is lost, but I think it fits here nicely.

        As for me, personally…I’m weeping….grinding my teeth and asking…why not keep it simple?

        I’m a smart, educated, experienced person as a business professional and “educator” and have been a Christian for many years and we could play irrelevant interpretation gotcha all day long. Sure proper interpretation is important, but What’s your point? I’m really not sure. Can you make it in 5 sentences or less? I can promise you, as an “educator”, your ratio of readers/understanding would be much higher as would the give a [email protected] factor.

        Jim, I read and re-read your post and I’m still somewhat confused as to what you are trying to say. Were you trying to differentiate between: Gospel of Jesus, Gospel of God, Gospel of the Kingdom, Gospel of Grace? Borrowing a word from Beloved, “please”, Will you re-post and just say what you are trying to teach in 5 sentences or less…pleeeasse. . If 5 sentences isn’t enough……then maybe do it in small bites…do it in several different posts…that way those who are hungry can more readily digest it.

        Many people haven’t heard or believed the Gospel and do need to hear and understand, but they should never be confused by, dare I say it, the Good News!

        I saw your original post when it went up and it was obvious that the bait was dangling for some fish to swim by and take it. Do you really believe anyone could have given an answer that would have been sufficient for you to just say…”OK, you are right”? I know I’m not swimming in your head, but I would bet the answer is no…or a long shot at best.. Good ole Beloved, she swam by and gave it a nibble….and, God bless her, she even came back for another taste. I’m not in her head either and can’t speak for her, but I’ll bet there will be more consideration the next time she see’s one of your tasty morsels hanging on a hook. I know you probably didn’t intend it this way, but it looks like she was set-up for failure from the beginning and potentially embarrassed. I think she’ll remember, no matter your intention, that your reply smacked of condescension and nit-picking when she was only trying to be a team player and take another swing. To quote Maya Angelou, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” You could have been more gentle.

        Here’s what I’m talking about,

        • “adding to scripture”? She added nothing. You were being a little bit too literal in analysis. She inserted her “interpretation” within the scripture rather than using pencil to write it in the margins of her Bible. She added nothing to scripture, but…as I said before, I think she was only trying to be a team player and take another swing.
        • “adding to scripture is a definite no-no” ? – Do you realize it’s parental, condescending and socially inappropriate,(“a definite no-no”) 🙂 , to say, “definite no-no” to another adult as if they are a child, much less in public. It was inappropriate to say that to Beloved.


        Jim…I truly believe you have a huge resource of wisdom, knowledge and experience to offer us and hope you’ll consider what I’ve said. I look forward to hearing more from you…in public or private, no matter. Just keep on doing the God thing and we’ll talk again I’m sure.

        Blessings to you,
        SEA

        ps: Beloved, I promise this was a serendipitous moment and you were just an innocent bystander – it could have been anyone. Please forgive me if my comments make you uncomfortable or embarrass you. If so, I will accept your public rebuke and publicly apologize.

        • Absolutely no offense taken! Thanks!
          Beloved

        • lookinforacity says:

          Hi Sea

          You call yourself an “educator”
          Within your capacity as an educator.
          Have you ever asked a question, knowing beforehand, what the correct answer was?
          Have you ever asked a question, knowing full well, what the most likely answer you would receive?
          Have you ever framed a question in such a way, as to elicit a response that would take some thought or study, and not just a knee-jerk type of answer?

          Theses are all tools educators can and do use, in order to gain a consensus of thought from a group they do not have any way of knowing the intelligence of, rather than asking each person individually.
          Is it a leading question, “YES” is the question designed to (belittle, humiliate, or be condescending) “NO”.
          The question as asked, was designed, to cause people to think before answering, because the question seemed to be so simple, also to determine a starting point for conversation, discussion, debate, an exchanging of ideas, understanding, and belief.
          The most lasting knowledge one can gain, is the knowledge they have found for themselves.

          I believe education only starts to take place, when a subject is compelled to leave their comfort zone of understanding, thereby entering into the realm of the unknown. This is called cause and effect.
          Questions aren’t asked only to gain information, sometimes they are designed to provoke thought.

          Be Blessed
          JIM

      • Jim,
        In your first post on the subject of the Gospel, you referred to Mark 16:15-
        Mar 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
        The following verse,logically, would expound on the preceding one…….
        Mar 16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
        Doesn’t this describe salvation??
        I understand what you are saying;(I think)As citizens of the Kingdom God,we are heirs of the privileges and gifts that can only be sought out and obtained as Spirit-led people. Your original post was a bit hazy as to what exactly you meant.
        I do enjoy your post though,they make me think,and I’m sure that, besides the back and forth discussions, this is your ultimate goal 🙂

        Grace and Peace to You,
        Beloved

  5. We give up Jim, tell us….

  6. I’m impressed….quick, succinct and to the point.

  7. Hi Jim!
    Gospel means Good News.The good news is that through Jesus, man is no longer separated from God. Faith in His atoning sacrifice nullifies the enmity that is between God and man. Jesus also regained the dominion over the Earth that Adam lost to Satan.
    That’s what I think it means in a nut shell. (?)
    Beloved

    • lookinforacity says:

      Hi Beloved

      Thank you for the answer, but.

      While what you say is true, (Gospel) = (Good News), the question still stands.

      “What actually was Christ’s Gospel?”

      “When Jesus said.”
      Mar 16:15
      And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

      “What was the Gospel He was referring to?”

      Be Blessed
      JIM

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