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Fourth Day of Christmas: 4 Gospels in the New Testament
If you grew up going to church, you probably know that the word “gospel” (euangelion) roughly translates to “good news.” Let’s take a closer look at the definition of “gospel.”
- gospel: Outside the New Testament in the first century AD, the word translated “gospel” referred to the proclamation of an event–such as a victory in battle or the rise of a new king–that changed the hearer’s status and called for a response. In the New Testament, “gospel” came to mean the proclamation that the power of God’s kingdom had entered human history through Jesus Christ to renew the whole world by means of his perfect life, substitutionary death, and victorious resurrection. When we trust what Jesus did–instead of what we can do–to be made right with God, God restores us to union with himself and communion with others.
- Gospel: A text that narrates the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The four New Testament Gospels belong in the category of ancient biographies and were clearly intended to be read as historical testimonies.
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