The Bible is split into two major sections, called The Old and New Testaments. The latter is mainly about the life and teaching of Jesus. The opening four books of this section were written by four different men, yet all giving similar accounts of the preaching of Jesus. These four men are often called the four gospel writers. The word gospel means “good news”. The good news they wrote about is that preached by Jesus, to which there were two main aspects. The good news about the Kingdom of God, and the good news about repentance and the remission of sins.
“Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel’” (Mark 1:14,15).
“And he said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned’” (Mark 16:15,16).
“The he said to them, ‘Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name to all nations beginning at Jerusalem’” (Luke 24:46,47).
After the death of Jesus the “good news” continued to be preached by His followers.
“But when they believed Philip as he preached the things concerning the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, both men and women were baptized” (Acts 8:12).
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(Quotations are from the New King James version of the Bible)
"All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work"
2 Timothy 3:16-17 NIV