The term gospel also refers to written accounts of Jesus' life and teaching, four of which—Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John—are considered canonical and included in the Christian Bible.Christianity began as a Second Temple Judaic sect in the mid-1st century.Then the anger of the Lord would be kindled against you, and he would destroy you quickly." This passages is a little confusing.On the one hand, God orders the Israelites to commit genocide against the inhabitants of the lands that they were invading, and totally exterminate them.Originating in Judea, it quickly spread to Europe, Syria, Mesopotamia, Asia Minor, Transcaucasia, Egypt, Ethiopia and India, and by the end of the 4th century had become the official state church of the Roman Empire.Throughout its history, Christianity has weathered schisms and theological disputes that have resulted in many distinct churches and denominations.
Their main concern appears to have been that if an Israelite married someone from another tribe, that they might end up worshipping other Gods, and be lured away from faith solely in Jehovah. He is said to have retaliated against Miriam by making her leprous.The creeds further maintain that Jesus physically ascended into heaven, where he reigns with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, and that he will return to judge the living and the dead and grant eternal life to his followers.His incarnation, earthly ministry, crucifixion and resurrection are often referred to as "the gospel", meaning "good news".It is not an accurate translation from the original Hebrew text, in the way we would understand it in modern English usage. Up-to-date versions of the Bible translate this to bring out the true meaning.
It is not intended as a proposition to encourage goal-setting, but as the truth that without the revelation, and implied admonition, of the Old Testament prophets who received the Word of God, the people would have had no restraint on their behaviour. Nowhere does the Bible say that God helps those who help themselves.The only goal or vision that counts in the Christian life is that His Kingdom come in the hearts of all people and His will be done It is remarkable that in the Bible, which addresses every aspect of life, and the ways of God, there is not one word on goal setting.