Lesley has posted a question on her
blog today, "WHAT IS THE GOSPEL?"
It strikes me that a high proportion of Christians believe the "good news" to be claims made by theologians well after Christ's ministry on earth. Such statements as "Christ died for our sins" are human interpretations of the Christ event.
Personally, I believe the good news is that which was preached by Jesus and recorded in the Gospels. After years of thinking about it I have come to the conclusion that the Gospel can, therefore, be summed up as follows:
God is very close to us and God loves us. So, be nice to one another and, in the end, everything will turn out fine.
It's a bit simple, I know. But, then, so am I.