Gospel, Gospels, evangel(noun)
the four books in the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) that tell the story of Christ's life and teachings
gospel, gospel truth(noun)
an unquestionable truth
"his word was gospel"
gospel, gospel singing(noun)
folk music consisting of a genre of a cappella music originating with Black slaves in the United States and featuring call and response; influential on the development of other genres of popular music (especially soul)
religious doctrine, church doctrine, gospel, creed(noun)
the written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group
a doctrine that is believed to be of great importance
"Newton's writings were gospel for those who followed"
The first section of the Christian New Testament scripture, comprising the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, concerned with the life, death, resurrection, and teachings of Jesus.
An account of the life, death, resurrection, and teachings of Jesus, generally written during the first several centuries of the Common Era.
A message expected to have positive reception or effect.
the teaching of Divine grace as distinguished from the Law or Divine commandments
That which is absolutely authoritative .
One of the first four books of the New Testament, Matthew, Mark, Luke or John.
Origin: From godspel (corresponding to , i.e. "good tidings"), used to translate ecclesiastical Latin bona annuntiatio, itself a translation of evangelium / Ancient Greek , literally "good news". Compare Old Norse and Icelandic guðspjall.
glad tidings; especially, the good news concerning Christ, the Kingdom of God, and salvation
one of the four narratives of the life and death of Jesus Christ, written by Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John
a selection from one of the gospels, for use in a religious service; as, the gospel for the day
any system of religious doctrine; sometimes, any system of political doctrine or social philosophy; as, this political gospel
anything propounded or accepted as infallibly true; as, they took his words for gospel
accordant with, or relating to, the gospel; evangelical; as, gospel righteousness
to instruct in the gospel
Origin: [OE. gospel, godspel, AS. godspell; god God + spell story, tale. See God, and Spell, v.]
A gospel is an account that describes the life of Jesus of Nazareth. The most widely known examples are the four canonical gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, but the term is also used to refer to the apocryphal gospels, the non-canonical gospels, the Jewish-Christian gospels and the gnostic gospels. Christianity traditionally places a high value on the four canonical gospels, which it considers to be a revelation from God and central to its belief system. Christians teach that the four canonical gospels are an accurate and authoritative representation of the life of Jesus, but many scholars agree that not everything contained in the gospels is historically reliable. In Islam the Injil is the Arabic term for a book given to Jesus. Injil is sometimes translated as 'gospel'. This is one of the four Islamic holy books that the Qur'an reports as having been revealed by God. Islam holds that over time the Injil became altered, and God sent the prophet Muhammad to reveal the last book.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
gos′pel, n. the Christian revelation: the narrative of the life of Christ, as related by Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John: the stated portion of these read at service: the teaching of Christ: a system of religious truth: absolute truth.—v.t. (Shak.) to instruct in the gospel.—n. Gos′peller, a preacher: an evangelist.—v.t. Gos′pellise, to square with the gospel. [A.S. godspell; commonly derived from A.S. gód, good, and spell, story, and so a translation of Gr. eu-anggelion, good news; but more prob. from god, God, and spell, a narrative, God-story; so also the Ice. is guðspjall, God-story, and not góðspjall, good-story; and the Old High Ger. was gotspell, got (God) -spel, not guot (good) -spel.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Gospel' in Nouns Frequency: #2489
The numerical value of Gospel in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of Gospel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Preach the gospel at all times -- If necessary, use words.
The Gospel does not condemn the wealthy, but the idolatry of wealth, the idolatry that makes people indifferent to the call of the poor.
I believe Rev. Lim has always wanted to work toward the reunification of Koreas and spread the gospel everywhere, specifically North Korea.
We are certain that there is forgiveness, because there is a Gospel, and the very essence of the Gospel lies in the proclamation of the pardon of sin.
Some are sitting and listening and those who are too weak can hear it from their beds, i will sing gospel for them. I will give them encouraging words and tell them not to lose hope.
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- evangeliCatalan, Valencian
- evankeliumi, ilosanomaFinnish
- évangile, gospelFrench
- soisgeulScottish Gaelic
- evangelho, gospelPortuguese
- banzelu, evagneluSardinian
- јеванђеље, ева̀нђе̄ље, jevanđeljeSerbo-Croatian
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