Jesus Was a Newscaster
Those in Judea knewor should have knownMalachi’s prophecy concerning this. It was the gospel of Godand the word “gospel” means GOOD NEWS!
Jesus was a NEWSCASTER. His news was something absolutely NEWnever before proclaimed to mankind. It was the most wonderful NEWS ever reported, actually almost too wonderful for humans to believe. It was news of the utterly transcendent potential of man.
The tremendous message that Jesus brought was not a report of past events. It was ADVANCE news of an almost unbelievable UTOPIAN WORLD TOMORROW! It was news of life after death. And it was news that we may be BORN AGAIN! Yet almost nobody understands it!
Why has it never been recognized by the world as the stupendous NEWS that it actually was?
Because first-century enemies of the gospel SUPPRESSED IT!
The Church of God, on the foundation of the original apostles and Christ, was founded on the Day of Pentecost, A.D. 31. About two decades later, when the apostle Paul wrote his letter to the churches of Galatia, it had already been suppressed, and false ministers had turned the people to a DIFFERENT GOSPEL. Paul wrote, “I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ” (Gal. 1:6-7). Again, in Romans 1:18: “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and wickedness of men who by their wickedness suppress the truth” (RSV). And in II Corinthians 11 Paul speaks of false apostles of Satan (verses 13-15) who come preaching “another gospel” (verses 4, 13, 15).
The time was at hand, when Jesus preached, for this message to be announced! The time is at hand, today, for its true MEANING to be made so PLAIN that people may UNDERSTAND IT! (Matt. 24:14.)
It WILL BE, in this booklet. And it is a crucial CHALLENGE to you who now read it! And you have to UNDERSTAND what was that news announcement, or you can never UNDERSTAND what Jesus meant about being “born again.”