It is important to begin by defining ‘offense’. The basic meaning is something that outrages the moral or physical senses of men. It is a form of attack, and we speak of going on the offensive. It is also a breach of the social code. Gospel has been defined, narrowly, as the lives of Christ by the four evangelists, the whole of the New Testament and its teaching, the whole Bible as the good news that God speaks to us, and also as the good news of salvation.