πŸ“–πŸ‘‘ Which Gospel?

A friend asks: β€œHave you heard the good news?” and you reply: β€œWhat good news?” Naturally! All good news is not the same. Yet few people follow this procedure when they read in the Bible the phrase β€œthe gospel” β€” which simply means β€œthe good news.” They have been taught that β€œthe gospel is the gospel” and β€œthere is only one gospel,” but this is simply not so in the light of the Bible itself.

God has not proclaimed only one gospel, one item of good news, down through the ages, but many. He has qualified the word β€œgospel” by distinctive titles, just as a woman labels her preserves to distinguish the different goodies she has put up for the winter.

The β€œgospel of the kingdom” and the β€œgospel of the grace of God” are not the same, and certainly the β€œgospel of the circumcision” and the β€œgospel of the uncircumcision” are not the same.

When we come upon the phrase β€œthe gospel” without any qualifying title, we should immediately ask: β€œWhich gospel?” and invariably the context will provide the answer. Luke 9:6, for example, simply states that the twelve disciples went about β€œpreaching the gospel,” but Verse 2 of the same chapter explains how the Lord had sent them β€œto preach the kingdom of God” β€” not the cross, but the kingdom, since He, the King, was in their midst. These disciples could not have engaged in β€œthe preaching of the cross,” as Paul later did, for it was not until at leastΒ two years laterΒ that the Lord β€œbegan” to tell them how He must suffer and die (Matt.Β 16:21) and Peter β€œbegan to rebuke Him” (Ver. 22) and none of the twelve even understood what He was talking about (LukeΒ 18:34).

But whereas β€œthe gospel of the kingdom” had been committed to the twelve while Christ was on earth, β€œthe preaching of the cross” (as good news) and β€œthe gospel of the grace of God” was later committed to the Apostle Paul and to us (1 Cor.Β 1:18; ActsΒ 20:24).

Today we do not proclaim the kingdom rights of Christ. Rather we proclaim β€œredemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace” (Eph. 1:7). source

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