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What is the Gospel?

Jesus Christ is the Gospel, the good news of salvation. The word Gospel comes from the Greek, euangelion, which was translated into Anglo-Saxon English, god-spell, meaning “good news” or “glad tidings.”  From euangelion we get the word Evangelist, which is the title given to the writers of the four Gospels in the Christian Scriptures. These Gospel books proclaim the Good News of salvation that Jesus Christ brought about through his life, preaching, works, and particularly in his death and Resurrection. It is in and through Jesus Christ that we are saved from sin, death, and other evils, and offered eternal life, the truth about God and ourselves, and the gifts necessary to live a good life in friendship with God and our neighbour.