The True Gospel
Galatians 1:6“I am shocked that you are turning away so soon from God, who called you to himself through the loving mercy of Christ. You are following a different way that pretends to be the Good “
There is only one true gospel (meaning “good news”) in Christianity, but there are many false gospels. Various cults have proposed such concepts as the social gospel, the prosperity gospel, the full gospel, and others, but it is dangerous to attach adjectives or other modifiers to the gospel unless these are specifically attached to it in the Scriptures.
There are enough of these, however, to emphasize that the true gospel does have many facets. God’s “good news” is always about Christ–His person and work–but His work is from eternity to eternity, and He is both the mighty God and perfect Man. Therefore, with Paul we can say,
Romans 1:16For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes—the Jew first and also the Gentile.
The gospel is the “everlasting gospel,” focusing on Him as the one “that made heaven, and earth”
Revelation 14:6-7And I saw another angel flying through the sky, carrying the eternal Good News to proclaim to the people who belong to this world—to every nation, tribe, language, and people. “Fear God,” he shouted. “Give glory to him. For the time has come when he will sit as judge. Worship him who made the heavens, the earth, the sea, and all the springs of water.”
It is also the “gospel of the kingdom”
Matthew 4:23 Jesus traveled throughout the region of Galilee, teaching in the synagogues and announcing the Good News about the Kingdom. And he healed every kind of disease and illness.
focusing on Him as the coming “King of kings”
Revelation 17:14 Together they will go to war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will defeat them because he is Lord of all lords and King of all kings. And his called and chosen and faithful ones will be with him.”
It is the wonderful “gospel of the grace of God”
Acts 20:24But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.
and “the gospel of your salvation”
Ephesians 1:13.And now you Gentiles have also heard the truth, the Good News that God saves you. And when you believed in Christ, he identified you as his own by giving you the Holy Spirit, whom he promised long ago.
Thus it also is the true “gospel of peace“, reconciling man to God.
Ephesians 6:15For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared.
Because Christ is God, this “gospel of Jesus Christ”
Mark 1:1This is the Good News about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God It began
It is surely the one true “gospel of God” (Romans 1:1).
Romans 1:1This letter is from Paul, a slave of Christ Jesus, chosen by God to be an apostle and sent out to preach his Good News.
This is the gospel which we have been commissioned by Christ to preach “to everyone”
Mark 16:15And then he told them, “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone.
So we need no other. And since it is, indeed, “the glorious Good News of our blessed God”
1 Timothy 1:11“that comes from the glorious Good News entrusted to me by our blessed God.”,
We should never desire another. It meets every spiritual need for time and eternity.