What is the Gospel?

My understanding of the Gospel - Good News was "Salvation through Jesus Christ". The main concern was to tell people about Jesus Christ and get them saved so that they can have Eternal life and escape hell.

Then someone cited the Great Commission Mat 28:19 "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations,...". So, salvation is 1st step, the ultimate aim is "Disciples Making" and not just making converts.

If you read Ed Silvoso's "Transformation" book, he put the stress on nations ... it is not just about people as individuals but about transformation of nations, as groups, for Christ and under His Kingdom.

So the gospel is about Jesus Christ and His Kingdom or Rules & Demonstration of His Power. It begins with an individual, Luk 17:21, the Kingdom of God is within you. It then works out from us with other brothers & sisters like us, taking family, businesses, and nations so that Mat 6:10 His Kingdom com, His Word be done on earth.

The Gospel - Good News of His Kingdom begins with Luk 4:18-19 ....The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach
  • the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me
  • to heal the brokenhearted, to preach
  • deliverance to the captives, and
  • recovering of sight to the blind,
  • to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach
  • the acceptable year of the Lord
and comes into full extent in Rev 11:15 .... The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.

We need to put the stress on knowing and have intimate relationship with Christ. We need also to put the stress on His Kingdom, His Lordship on us and through us on our family, the marketplace and the nations.

His Kingdom has power to heal, to deliver, and to bless. The gospel is about Jesus and His Kingdom to deliver and rule over us and the nations with His love and grace. The good news is that we can get back to living with God as God, through Jesus Christ, in a society and environment that follows God's order (His Kingdom and Righteousness).

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