by Darren Huckey at http://www.emethatorah.com
When we speak of the Gospel, we need to know what we are talking about. We need to know what the Bible calls the Gospel, rather than what our doctrines and traditions have called the Gospel. Let’s begin by looking at the Gospel message of John the Immerser.
The Good News of John the Immerser
After the foretelling of the birth of John the Immerser to Zechariah by the angel, we don’t hear anything more about John until he appears in the wilderness near the Jordan proclaiming his message of repentance.
In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah when he said, “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord; make his paths straight.’” (Matthew 3:1–3)