The word “gospel” is used approximately 100 times in our English New Testaments. What does it mean? It means “good news.” The gospel of Jesus Christ is not just good news, however; it’s the best news available! But why? Let’s consider an acronym today, in reverse order, to answer that question.

The gospel is spiritual truth; it is light from God. “But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them” (II Cor. 4:3,4). Sadly, many do not want the illuminating truth of God’s word as a lamp to their feet or as a light to their pathway (cf. Psa. 119:105).

The gospel contains laws from God to be obeyed (cf. Gal. 6:2). “But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does” (James 1:25).

E = EVERLASTING message of ETERNAL life
The gospel is everlasting; it will never perish or cease to be. Revelation 14:6 reads – “Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth–to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people.”

The gospel is the message of eternal life (cf. Acts 13:46). Jesus declared – “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life” (John 5:24).

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