God's Story | The Institute for Creation Research
God's Story

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand” (I Corinthians 15:1).

The word “gospel” comes from the Anglo-Saxon god-spel, meaning “God-story.” The Greek word is euaggelion, from which we get our word “evangel,” and it means, literally, “a good message,” or “good messenger.” The prefix eu, or ev, means “good,” and aggelion means “messenger.” Thus, the gospel is the great story of God, to be preached as by an angel dispatched from God. The word normally is used in the sense of “good news” or “glad tidings,” but this good message is specifically God’s story, sent to lost men from a loving, caring, saving God.

As our text says, it is a message to be “declared” by its messenger, then “received” (literally, “once and for all”) by its hearers. It is the message “by which also ye are saved” (v.2) and “wherein ye stand.” Then, verses 3 and 4 declare the very heart of that which is to be received and believed—the substitutionary death, burial, and resurrection of Christ.

It is a dynamic gospel—“the power of God unto salvation” (Romans 1:16) for every true believer. It is a “glorious gospel” (II Corinthians 4:4) through which Christ “hath brought life and immortality to light” (II Timothy 1:10). It is the “gospel of peace” (Ephesians 6:15) and brings “the fullness of the blessing” (Romans 15:29).

Its duration is “everlasting” (Revelation 14:6) and its foundation is the primeval making of “heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters” (Revelation 14:7) by Christ Himself (Colossians 1:16). The apostle Paul gravely warns against “any other gospel” than this gospel, which he had preached (Galatians 1:8,9). This gospel, this glad story of God’s grace in creation and salvation, is to be preached “to every creature” (Mark 16:15). HMM

The Latest
NEWS
Biological and Engineered Systems Employ Same Principles
New findings continue to support ICR’s theoretical assumption that biological functions are best explained by engineering principles.1...

NEWS
Preserved Organics Found in Ancient Stromatolites
Evolutionary scientists are continually searching for evidence of the “first life” on Earth. Their most recent claim involves well-preserved...

NEWS
Denisovan Epigenetics Reveals Human Anatomy
A recent study making the news involves the reconstruction of the facial features and anatomy of the enigmatic humans known as the Denisovan from genetic...

NEWS
New Estimate: Universe Two Billion Years Younger
Big Bang scientists recently used a new method to estimate the universe’s age. This method yields an age estimate that could be over two billion...

NEWS
Pain-Sensing Organ Shows Engineering Principles
New human organs are rarely discovered, but that’s what several astute scientists recently accomplished at Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet’s...