Gospel

Definition of Gospel

Gos´pel
n.1.
1.Glad tidings; especially, the good news concerning Christ, the Kingdom of God, and salvation.
And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom.
- Matt. iv. 23.
The steadfast belief of the promises of the gospel.
- Bentley.
Thus the literal sense [of gospel] is the "narrative of God," i. e., the life of Christ.
- Skeat.
2.One of the four narratives of the life and death of Jesus Christ, written by Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
3.A selection from one of the gospels, for use in a religious service; as, the gospel for the day.
4.Any system of religious doctrine; sometimes, any system of political doctrine or social philosophy; as, this political gospel.
5.Anything propounded or accepted as infallibly true; as, they took his words for gospel.
If any one thinks this expression hyperbolical, I shall only ask him to read Œdipus, instead of taking the traditional witticisms about Lee for gospel.
- Saintsbury.
a.1.Accordant with, or relating to, the gospel; evangelical; as, gospel righteousness.
v. t.1.To instruct in the gospel.

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