The Gospel (which means good news) is the message in the Bible that proclaims that God has sent His Son Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God who is fully God made manifest in the flesh, to save us from our sins by paying for them with His blood on the cross, and then rising from the dead three days later as proof that we will have eternal life in Him if we believe and put our trust in Him as our Lord and Savior.
Some primary verses used for the preaching of the Gospel include:
- "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." (John 3:16)
- But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8)
- that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (Romans 10:9-10)
- For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
In the Left Behind books, the mission of the Tribulation Force was to share the gospel with as many of the undecideds as possible during the Tribulation, a mission that was also undertaken by the 144,000 Jews that were sealed by God.