What the Gospel is For
WHAT THE GOSPEL IS FOR
I. Scripture shows that "gospel" means "glad tidings" or "good news."
ISA 61:1 c/w LUK 4:18-19; ISA 52:7 c/w ROM 10:15.
A. The word "tidings" in ISA 61:1 and ISA 52:7 is from the Hebrew "basar" (SRN #1319), which means "to bear news, bear tidings, publish, preach, show forth."
B. Therefore the gospel is the glad tidings or good news of something. It is the declaration of some fact or event that should be a cause for rejoicing. It is not the thing itself.