In seeking to learn what “the gospel” is from the Bible’s three precise definitions of the famous term, we have had to completely rely on:
1) the words of the Bible’s three gospel explanations as underlined by the multiple-witnesses principle (Deuteronomy 19:15, 2 Corinthians 13:1) for the presentation of established gospel fundamentals and patterns
2) acceptance (belief) both of the implied term “the gospel” in Romans 1:16′s gospel explanation and of the infinite gospel pattern implied by the phrase “worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters” (Revelation 14:7).
First, we learned the established fundamentals – “God” and “believe” – and saw them to be an ordered, two-part gospel pattern (1. God, 2. believe) established by the two witnesses Mark 1:15 and Romans 1:16.
Then we accepted (believed in) the invisible appearance of “the gospel” in Romans 1:16.
Thirdly, we noted “the gospel” to be a third gospel fundamental (established by word+belief). We understood the three gospel fundamentals – “God,” “believe,” and “the gospel” – to be an ordered, three-part gospel pattern (1. God, 2. believe, 3. the gospel) established by Mark 1:15 and Romans 1:16 in cooperation with belief in the implied appearance of “the gospel.”
It is noted that the process by which we learned the meaning of the gospel from the Bible’s definitions is in perfect correspondence with the three concept-elements which compose the gospel. The process: 1) we viewed the gospel fundamentals, 2) we accepted the invisible “gospel,” and 3) we came to view a bigger picture of the gospel fundamentals. I am convinced that God defined the gospel in such a way that humans will only discover the truth of what He explained to the extent that they accept to participate in the gospel process. God is just that good as a writer!
But what about “worship him”? Why is this page thus titled?
Clarity should now be available concerning why I believe that the way in which we must learn the gospel from the Bible’s precise definitions is a parable about everlasting life.
We first learn the two-part gospel pattern…our perspective on the gospel is now complete but finite (two-part).
So we accept an important implication.
Now we have a richer perspective on the gospel (three-part), but our view is still finite.
Only when we come to “worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters” and accept all the implications of this phrase does our view of the gospel pattern extend to infinity – 1) God, 2) believe, 1) God, 2) believe, 1) God, 2) believe…
Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it. Exodus 20:9-11.