The Evangel or Gospel

By R. J. Rushdoony
October 05, 2017

Mark begins his Gospel by declaring “the beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.” The word Gospel, in the meaning that it had at the time the Gospel was written, meant this literally: the proclamation of the Savior King’s accession to the throne. What the Gospel therefore meant to all who heard it was that Jesus Christ is an ascended King who, on his throne, rules all heaven and earth.