Defining “Gospel” – The Gospel according to Webster


Christians are hypocrites!

There, I’ve said it.

There’s no denying this truth, but thank God, there is a bigger truth about the purity of the Good News – the Gospel.

“How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” (Romans 10:15b)

The Greek for “good news” in this verse is agathós which means:

“inherently (intrinsically) good; as to the believer, describes what originates from God and is empowered by Him in their life, through faith.” (Strong’s Word Study)

Going one step further, look how Webster’s dictionary defines “intrinsic”:

“b : being or relating to a semiconductor in which the concentration of charge carriers is characteristic of the material itself instead of the content of any impurities it contains.”

Said another way, electricity flowing through an imperfect carrier still remains pure. The imperfect carrier does not taint the charge.

What I find amazing is this is a perfect picture of the Gospel. Although we are imperfect carriers of the Gospel message, the purity of the Good News remains intact. That in itself is great news!

The purity of what God brings to us, and the message that is to flow through us, keeps all of its power and purity, even though the messenger is flawed.

Wow! I am so glad the purity of the message is not dependent upon me. What I do find interesting is because the Good News is so good, and because I am so thankful that God allows me the privilege of being a carrier of this message, my life does begin to better reflect Jesus as I allow the transforming power of the Gospel to transform me from the inside out.

I want to thank my friend Billy for first showing me the connection to intrinsic and as he calls it, “The Gospel according to Webster’s.”

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