KJV Dictionary Definition: gospel


GOS'PEL, n. L. evangelium, a good or joyful message.

The history of the birth, life, actions, death, resurrection, ascension and doctrines of Jesus Christ; or a revelation of the grace of God to fallen man through a mediator, including the character, actions, and doctrines of Christ, with the whole scheme of salvation, as revealed by Christ and his apostles. This gospel is said to have been preached to Abraham, by the promise, "in thee shall all nations be blessed." Ga.3.8.

It is called the gospel of God. Rom.1.1.

It is called the gospel of Christ. Rom.1.16.

It is called the gospel of salvation. Eph. 1.13.

1. God's word.

2. Divinity; theology.

3. Any general doctrine.

GOS'PEL, v.t. To instruct in the gospel; or to fill with sentiments of religion.


GOS'PELIZE, v.t. To form according to the gospel.

1. To instruct in the gospel; to evangelize; as, to gospelize the savages.


GOS'PELIZED, pp. Instructed in the christian religion.


GOS'PELIZING, ppr. Evangelizing; instructing in the christian religion.


GOS'PELLER, n. An evangelist; also, a follower of Wickliffe, the first Englishman who attempted a reformation from popery. Not much used.

1. He who reads the gospel at the altar.