Introduction to the Gospel

"But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women" (Acts 8:12).

"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek" (Romans 1:16).

The Gospel (or good news) is the message in the Bible of the coming Kingdom of God on this earth. This Gospel was preached to Abraham over 4000 years ago in very simple terms. He was told: "In thee shall all nations be blessed" (see Galatians 3:8).

"God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities" (Acts 3:26).

When the promised Kingdom comes, it will indeed be a time of blessing for all of the nations of the earth. There will be peace on this earth and good will among men, and all nations will call our Lord Jesus Christ blessed. He will be our King of righteousness and peace, and the whole earth will be filled with the glory of God.

THE PROMISES (The Hope of Israel – The foundation for the Gospel)

To Adam   Genesis 3:15
To Abraham   Genesis 12:1-3, Genesis 13:14-15
To Isaac   Genesis 26:3-4
To Jacob   Genesis 28:13-14
To David   II Samuel 7:12-16
"Then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed. Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved" (Acts 4:10,12).

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