What Is the Gospel? It’s Probably Not What You Think


The Gospel

The word “gospel” is mentioned many times before Jesus’ crucifixion. Jesus Himself preached the gospel before His crucifixion (Matthew 4:23, 9:35, 11:5, 24:14, 26:13 and in other New Testament books).

Gospel is the good news of the kingdom of God (Mark 1:14). And that good news is that the kingdom of God is near. This is the actual gospel – that the kingdom of God is near. The gospel is not that Jesus died for our sins and rose again, but that soon God will come down from heaven to rule the earth.Read more…

What is the Kingdom of God?

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand

In this post I will try to explain how I understand what the kingdom of God is, and explain Jesus’ words about the Kingdom of God being in us.

When we look up the Greek word “kingdom”, we find that it usually means “rule” or “dominion”, and not an actual physical kingdom. This is important, and to really understand many verses of the Bible about the kingdom, it’s better to replace that word with the mentioned nouns or the noun “royal power”.Read more…