Gospel is a common word for Christians to use. That’s why I’d like to believe everyone who professes Jesus Christ is Lord would know the meaning of this word. However, if that’s not the case or you just want to study this word deeper, then don’t worry. We’re going to look at what the word gospel means in Greek.
All scriptures are taken from NKJV unless otherwise marked.
“For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?”
– 1 Peter 4:17
What Does The Word ‘Gospel’ Mean In Greek?
euaggelizo- to announce good news.
In English, this word is known as ‘evangelize’.
Also, this word is translated in the following ways:
- declare (Revelation 10:7)
- matters to be proclaimed as glad tidings (Luke 16:16; Galatians 1:11; 1 Peter 1:25)
- declare glad tidings (Romans 1:15; Galatians 1:8)
- the Word of the Lord (Acts 15:35)
- the gospel (1 Corinthians 15:1; 2 Corinthians 11:7)
- peace (Ephesians 2:17)
- the faith (Galatians 1:23)
- the unsearchable riches of Christ (Ephesians 3:8)
“Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you—unless you believed in vain.”
-1 Corinthians 15:1-2
euaggelion- good message.
In English, this word is translated into ‘the gospel’. The gospel speaks of the kingdom of God and of salvation through Christ. It teaches that it’s to be received by faith on the basis of His expiatory death, burial, resurrection, and ascension.
“And when there had been much dispute, Peter rose up and said to them: “Men and brethren, you know that a good while ago God chose among us, that by my mouth the Gentiles should hear the word of the gospel and believe.”
– Acts 15:7
proeaggelizomai- to announce glad news in advance.
The gospel is a shorter term for saying the good news of Jesus Christ the Messiah and His story. Essentially, the whole New Testament can be considered the gospel because it proclaims the truth about the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. That’s what the word gospel means in Greek.
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