This is the beginning of the Gospel (Greek: /euangelion). Gospel means good news. So in other words it says “This is the beginning of the good news”. Good news about the Lord Jesus who came as Savior. Man died because of sin, but He came to save us from the penalty of sin. This is the evangelical version of the good news. While liberals say that Jesus Christ is the Savior and saves mankind from sin. Up to this point the statement is still the same as the evangelicals. But once asked, “What is sin?” The answer: sin is what separates man from God. Before Adam met Eve, he said, “This is flesh of my flesh and bone of my bones.” But after that when Adam was asked, “Why do you eat the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil?”. Adam said, “Because of him I eat fruit” while pointing to Eve. So Adam blamed his wife for the breakdown of neighborly relations. Jesus Christ saved us from the sin of hatred for humans so that we must love one another and not oppress one another. The good news: people are liberated from human oppression of other humans.
We are now affected by the times. Our gospel is no longer purely from the Bible, but our gospel is influenced by modern times where people live individually. In the village, if a house collapses, when it is rebuilt, everyone in the village will participate. If our house collapses, no neighbors come to help. We do live individually. This individual principle is emphasized so that the gospel is also Individual. After receiving Jesus, reading the Bible, going to church is over. Now we realize, it’s not enough. That’s just the beginning. The gospel is not just a ticket to heaven. The gospel is about life with the Lord Jesus. This is as it says in John 1:14 The Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen His glory, the glory that was given to Him as the only begotten Son of the Father, full of grace and truth. The Word became flesh and dwelt among us. God wants to live with us. Imagine if we live with a beggar who hasn’t showered for 3 years, so it smells bad. If we don’t want to be close to such people. Even close to people whose sweat stinks, we don’t like.