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Thursday, 23 August 2018

What does Gospel mean?

What does Gospel mean?

The gospel of truth is joy to those who have received from the Father of truth the grace of knowing him by the power of the Logos, who has come from the Pleroma and who is in the thought and the mind of the Father; he it is who is called "the Savior," since that is the name of the work which he must do for the redemption of those who have not known the Father. For the name of the gospel is the manifestation of hope, since that is the discovery of those who seek him, because the totality sought him from whom it had come forth. You see, the totality had been inside of him, the incomprehensible, inconceivable one who is superior to every thought

gospel--An Anglo-Saxon word derived from good and spell (story, tidings). The Greek word means "good news". It is now universally identified with Jesus' mission and the doctrines that has grown out of it--that system of religious beliefs centered around the teachings of Jesus.

The gospel is not presented simply as an answer to religious questions by Jesus' listeners, but as a God-given announcement of an event whose meaning challenges those listeners.
The gospel challenged the existing ideas of the time the understandings of God, the human condition, and the means of dealing with it; the gospel called for a Repentance or reformation a total re-evaluation of existing ideas

"The world by wisdom," saith Paul, "knew not God . . . but we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, 'the hidden', which none of the chiefs of this Aeon knew, for had they known they would not have crucified the Lord of glory" (1 Cor. 1: 21; 2:7, 8). Paul was sent to turn the Gentiles to the knowledge of the true and living Deity, and in so doing taught them the mystery which it was the glory of the declaration to explain or reveal. 
Hence the preaching is called, "the Revelation of the Mystery," and is thus alluded to by Paul (who taught "the gospel which God had promised through His prophets in the holy Scriptures") in Rom. 16:25 -- "To him that is of power," says he, "to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus anointed; according to the revelation of mystery concealed during ages of past times (chronois aeonios) but now made manifest also through the prophetic writings according to the commandment of the God of the age (tou aeoniou Theou) for obedience of faith made known to all the nations: to God only wise, through Jesus anointed, to him be the glory for the ages. Amen."

The gospel of Jesus is that every believer can become God manifestation. It is not alone a gospel of right living, but also shows the way into dominion and power equal to and surpassing that of Jesus of Nazareth. "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto the Father" (John 14:12).

you have seen the spirit and have become spirit,
you have seen Christ and have become Christ,
you have seen the [father] and will become father. The Gospel of Philip

The Gospel is not just a message of right living, but it also shows the way into dominion and power equal and consubstantial with the Deity himself

John 17:20 “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word;
21 that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.
22 And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one:
23 I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.

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