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Why is it called "Good News"?

After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God.  “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”  Mark 1:14-15

The Gospel (which means Good News) is good news because:

  • God has come to earth.  Jesus Christ was born.
  • God loves us and revealed that by sending his son Jesus Christ.
  • The Old Testament prophecies have come true.
  • God provided a permanent way to confess sins and to be forgiven, fulfilling what the sacrificial system in the temple set up.
  • We are promised to be resurrected in the future like Jesus.
  • When we die, we will be with God forever.  Nothing can separate us from that love.
  • God is truth and in him is no lie.
  • God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow.
  • God has provided believers on earth the church where we can be encouraged, serve one another and focus our attention on God.
  • The Holy Spirit equips us to serve God's kingdom.
  • Jesus Christ taught us to love our neighbors.  
  • Satan ultimately has been defeated. 
  • All things work together for good for those who are called by God and believe in him to do the best.
Need I go on...?