The Good News
The Gospel message is Good News for us as individuals and for the world. Jesus' message is that we have been saved and set free from all that holds us bound, and that we are instruments for freeing others.
The core message of the Gospel is how we are freed from sin and everything else that keeps keeps us bound. We are offered this salvation, both in the present world and in the next world.
As the kernel and center of His Good News, Christ proclaims salvation, this great gift of God which is liberation from everything that oppresses man but which is above all liberation from sin and the Evil One, in the joy of knowing God and being known by Him, of seeing Him, and of being given over to Him. All of this is begun during the life of Christ and definitively accomplished by His death and resurrection. But it must be patiently carried on during the course of history, in order to be realized fully on the day of the final coming of Christ, whose date is known to no one except the Father.
Evangelization in the Modern World, 9
Pope Paul VI
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