Old, Outdated or New ?
Old, Outdated or New?
Have you ever noticed how quickly things become old and outdated? Everything man creates will at some point become out of date. Everything, that is, but the gospel. The gospel is over 2,000 years old. Even though there have been many updated Bible translations, the gospel is still as relevant today as it was in olden days. If you have spent any time around a Christian community, you know very well that the word "gospel" is commonly used as a shorthand term for the core message of Christian faith. However, the exact meaning of gospel is different from church to church, based on the larger tradition or denomination. For some, gospel refers to the message that Jesus died for the sins of humanity. For others, it may refer to the general concept that God loves us or that we will spend eternity with him. So if we're looking for clarity, the best way forward is to go back to the original source of this word in the biblical story.
The gospel is this: Jesus Christ came to earth, lived a perfect life, gave up His life by being placed on a cross, was buried in a borrowed tomb, and was raised from the dear 3 days later (1Corinthians 15:1-4). Because He took our punishment for sin on Himself. He can forgive our sins and make us children of God if we put our faith and trust in Him (Acts 13:38-39).
Let the greatest story ever told make you brand-new-forever. It is the story that never grows old.