About the Gospel

The primary objective of GOSPELANALYTIX is to examine the good news of Jesus Christ, particularly as it is defined by Jesus in Luke 24 and Paul in 1 Corinthians 15. These important Biblical passages offer clear and unambiguous definitions of the gospel.

Now He said to them, “These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things which are written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, and He said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ would suffer and rise again from the dead the third day, and that repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.” (Luke 24: 44 – 47)

Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. After that He appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time, most of whom remain until now, but some have fallen asleep, then He appeared to James, then to all the apostles; and last of all, as to one untimely born, He appeared to me also. (1 Cor 15: 1 – 8 )

By studying these two passages we learn that the essence of the gospel is this: Jesus died so that our sins could be forgiven. On this simple foundational statement a deeper understanding can be built. Both Jesus and Paul teach that various aspects of the gospel were prophesied beforehand in the Old Testament, and we can diagram their words as follows:

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The gospel is the most important message in the world. The eternal destiny of every human being hangs in the balance. It is our firm belief that the Holy Spirit gave us the words of Luke 24 and 1 Corinthians 15 to serve as a lamp to light our path in Biblical study, to ensure our understanding of the gospel remains on the narrow path of truth. For there are many false gospels in the world today, and they all deny, in one way or another, the gospel as defined by Jesus and reiterated by Paul, captured in the Holy Scriptures of God.

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