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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.




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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'PEL, n. [Sax. godspell; god, good, and spell, history, relation, narration, word, speech, that which is uttered, announced, sent or communicated; answering to the Gr. ευαγγελιον, L. evangelium, a good or joyful message.]

  1. 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.” Gal. iii. 8. It is called the gospel of God. Rom. i. 1. It is called the gospel of Christ. Rom. i. 16. It is called the gospel of salvation. Eph. i. 13.
  2. God's word. Hammond.
  3. Divinity; theology. Milton.
  4. Any general doctrine. Burke.

GOS'PEL, v.t.

To instruct in the Gospel; or to fill with sentiments of religion. Shak.


Gos"pel
  1. Glad tidings; especially, the good news concerning Christ, the Kingdom of God, and salvation.

    And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom. Matt. iv. 23.

    The steadfast belief of the promises of the gospel. Bentley.

    * It is probable that gospel is from. OE. godspel, God story, the narrative concerning God; but it was early confused with god spell, good story, good tidings, and was so used by the translators of the Authorized version of Scripture. This use has been retained in most cases in the Revised Version.

    Thus the literal sense [of gospel] is the "narrative of God," i. e., the life of Christ. Skeat.

  2. Accordant with, or relating to, the gospel; evangelical; as, gospel righteousness.

    Bp. Warburton.
  3. To instruct in the gospel.

    [Obs.] Shak.
  4. One of the four narratives of the life and death of Jesus Christ, written by Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
  5. A selection from one of the gospels, for use in a religious service; as, the gospel for the day.
  6. Any system of religious doctrine; sometimes, any system of political doctrine or social philosophy; as, this political gospel.

    Burke.
  7. Anything propounded or accepted as infallibly true; as, they took his words for gospel.

    [Colloq.]

    If any one thinks this expression hyperbolical, I shall only ask him to read Œdipus, instead of taking the traditional witticisms about Lee for gospel. Saintsbury.

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Gospel

GOS'PEL, noun [Latin 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.' Galatians 3:8.

It is called the gospel of God. Romans 1:1.

It is called the gospel of Christ. Romans 1:16.

It is called the gospel of salvation. Ephesians 1:13.

1. God's word.

2. Divinity; theology.

3. Any general doctrine.

GOS'PEL, verb transitive To instruct in the gospel; or to fill with sentiments of religion.

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IT, pron. [L. id.]

1. A substitute or pronoun of the neuter gender, sometimes called demonstrative, and standing for any thing except males and females, "Keep thy heart with all diligence,for out of it are the issues of life." Prov. 9. Here it is the substitute for heart.

2. It is much used as the nominative case or word to verbs called impersonal; as it rains; it snows. In this case,there is no determinate thing to which it can be referred.

In other cases, it may be referred to matter, affair, or some other word. Is it come to this?

3. Very often, it is used to introduce a sentence, preceding a verb as a nominative, but referring to a clause or distinct member of the sentence. "It is well ascertained, that the figure of the earth is an oblate spheroid." What is well ascertained?

The answer will show: the figure of the earth is an oblate spheroid; it [that] is well ascertained. Here it represents the clause of the sentence,"the figure of the earth," &c. If the order of the sentence is inverted, the use of it is superseded. The figure of the earth is an oblate spheroid; that is well ascertained.

It, like that, is often a substitute for a sentence or clause of a sentence.

4. It often begins a sentence, when a personal pronoun, or the name of a person, or a masculine noun follows. It is I: be not afraid. It was Judas who betrayed Christ. When a question is asked, it follows the verb; as, who was it that betrayed Christ?

5. It is used also for the state of a person or affair.

How is it with our general?

6. It is used after intransitive verbs very indefinitely and sometimes ludicrously, but rarely in an elevated style.

If Abraham brought all with him, it is not probable he meant to walk it back for his pleasure.

The Lacedemonians, at the straits of Thermopylae, when their arms failed them, fought it out with nails and teeth.

Whether the charmer sinner it, or saint it.

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pellet

PEL'LET, n. [L. pila, a ball.]

A little ball; as a pellet of wax or lint.

1. A bullet; a ball for fire-arms. [Not now used.]

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