What is the "Good News?" What is its purpose?

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  1. dianetrotter profile image69
    dianetrotterposted 2 years ago

    What is the "Good News?"  What is its purpose?

    I have seen the term used among people on religious forums.  I wonder if there is a unified understanding of the term.

  2. Kiss andTales profile image80
    Kiss andTalesposted 2 years ago

    Diane what a great question ! Everybody likes good news , it is positive , it makes the heart feel good , it gives purpose and meaning.
    What good news that the whole world can benifit from would be like sun , the moon and stars
    They are faithful we know without a doubt they will be there tomorrow.
    So the good news that is avaible is like no other it is news that is the cure to all human prpblems
    like
    Sickiness
    Death
    Aging
    Birth defects
    Crime
    Hunger
    Pollution
    Hate
    Housing
    The good news was how these very things would be corrected under a different Authority that would rule from the heavenly realm.
    His campaign was in action some 2000 years ago.
    He walked and he talk to thousands of people
    He healed sickness
    He cured the blind
    He fed multitudes
    He cured people of demonic possession. And last he returned the life force that left the body called death.
    He did all these things to prove what he can do for each and every one of us. But by order and the time agreed to by his Heavenly Father Jehovah ! Palms. 83:18.
    The good news is that what ever we are faced with in health mentally , physically , we will recieve relief .
    We have a new Appointed King that purchased us as his  future citizens. So our king has an education work that is required to be with him in paradise. Not heavenly but earthly. His subject will clean the earth and plant , build homes Isaiah 65:21 for many will return from sleep in their graves.Eze 37:13 says he will rise you up out of your graves.
    Surely if we came into existance he can return our existence.
    Notice what is written.
    First that Jesus is a King
    Math 27:11
    John 12:13
    Math 9:35  Talks of his campaign
    to cure every sort of sickness.
    Luke 8:1. Says how the good news was preached ,
    Luke 4:43 Was must go to help others learn and declare this good news !
    Well here we are in the 21 century
    And the work is just about finished.
    There is time to learn more about this message of hope for us all at Jworg.
    Thank you Daine I appreciate your question and that you posted it.

    1. dianetrotter profile image69
      dianetrotterposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Amen!  You are bursting at the seams with the Good news!

    2. Ericdierker profile image50
      Ericdierkerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      That is really upbeat and positive. Thanks

    3. dianetrotter profile image69
      dianetrotterposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      K&T, I didn't know that you are JW.

    4. Kiss andTales profile image80
      Kiss andTalesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Diane that is my belief that is my faith. I truly believe others must come to that decision for them selfs like I did. So I will speak truth as Jesus did by examples and parables of lifes situations he truly is the great teacher!

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      KingdomComeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, if you go to Jw.org you will note part of their intro states (in part) "and we are PROUD to be called christians."   Gee,  isn't pride a sin?   Hummmmm.

    6. Ericdierker profile image50
      Ericdierkerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Vainglory is a sin. Regular old pride in taking care of yourself is not. I am proud of my God is not sinful.

    7. Kiss andTales profile image80
      Kiss andTalesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Well KC dont you think people are adults here who can decide that for them self. Not proud of Jesus and Jehovah where does that say you sin!
      Show the verse. It is a sin to cause hatred and contintions, also to lie.
      But to help people be happy !

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      KingdomComeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Let's make this VERY VERY clear I do not hate you. I hate false teaching. And you will notice I did NOT direct my above comment to you. It's directed towards Jw.org who provide false teaching.

    9. Kiss andTales profile image80
      Kiss andTalesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      KC over 8 million people global disagree thatJw has false information
      you are untitled to your own opinion so others also are they will learn for themselfs It is not good to say people can not make their own choices and find out. I am part of Jworg

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      KingdomComeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Well then there are 8 million people world wide who don't understand the word of God and the Kingdom of God. I would suggest to those 8 million people world wide to read  the bible for themselve and not swallow the JW garbage.

    11. Kiss andTales profile image80
      Kiss andTalesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      KC people follow their own suggestions I am sure they studied and tried to find a reason not to believe what they were learning there was nothing found. Many people do follow opinions of others and not Jesus authority. Sad they will miss out .

    12. dianetrotter profile image69
      dianetrotterposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I wanted KC and K&T to discuss points.  Now I've got to post a new question!  Thanks guys!

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      KingdomComeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      You know full well that JW get their doctrine from the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society which is not mentioned in Jw.org. And THEY decide what JW will and will not believe. And The Watch Tower and Tract Society  are in business to make money.

    14. dianetrotter profile image69
      dianetrotterposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      So the JWorg site does not give footnotes or bibliography references?

    15. Ericdierker profile image50
      Ericdierkerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I got this problem with JW. They are out on the corner and they come by my house. They seem a bit strange. But they are always really nice. They appear loving and caring about me. They do not force things on me. I like them. Is that bad?

    16. Kiss andTales profile image80
      Kiss andTalesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Again KC you are misinformed I tell anyone if you want to know about Jworg it is free no charge .down load all materials free even the current watch tower awakes. No money asked for this .wrong KC. If down loaded free where is the profit.

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      KingdomComeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      There you go again. I didn't said JW sell anything. But it's members get milked for money that ends up going to the Watch Tower Bible and Tract. Society.

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      Kiss andTalesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      KC I am a member I should know no one has milked me of anything.
      go to the our websiste you will see all things are volunteered even helping in natral disasters.We give of our selfs out of love and concern for our neighbors and families worldwide

    19. dianetrotter profile image69
      dianetrotterposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I have been to jworg before but forgot.  I don't understand how they can consider themselves Christians because Christians are followers of Christ.  This is not meant to be hostile but they clearly believe Jesus is not God.

    20. Kiss andTales profile image80
      Kiss andTalesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Diane consider Exodus 33:20 Says it very clear no man can see Gods face and live.
      But thousands have seen Jesus face.
      Math14:21 John 18:37 Pilate talks to Jesus Many follow him
      Math 16:16. they are seeing his face and living. Not the Heavenly Father

    21. dianetrotter profile image69
      dianetrotterposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      K&T, there are multiple Scriptures taken together to explain that a) He was fully God and fully man, b) Col 2:9 all the fullness of deity is in him, c) Phil 2:7 kenosis He emptied Himself of His deity to take form of man   not enough room to full

    22. Kiss andTales profile image80
      Kiss andTalesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Diane Col, 1:15-17  says he is first born of every creature.
      God the Father was never born as a first who would be second third?
      Jeremiah 10:10 says he is everlasting.
      Habak 1:12 says God does not die he is a eternal King.
      Jesus exper death.

    23. dianetrotter profile image69
      dianetrotterposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      K&T, The Father continued His deity.  Jesus set aside His deity to become human as He was seen.  After He was crucified and ascended - He's in heaven on His throne.  The only reason the Son came to earth was to fulfill the sacrifice for sin.  Req

    24. Kiss andTales profile image80
      Kiss andTalesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      True Diane Jesus became flesh but he died Remember God is eternal he can not die. John 5:30 , notice his will is different from the Fathers,  two different personalities.
      They are not the same .

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      dianetrotterposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      K&T, his death was major in the chain of Good News.  They rolled a stone before His toomb and posted a guard so no one would steal the body and say, "He left."  His resurrection was miraculous and proved we can live after death.  He had to die sa

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      KingdomComeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      K&T- Give me one confirmed (by an outside source)  example of JW provide charity, of money help, or medical assistance to a NON-JW  due to a natral disasters. JW WILL NOT HELP NON-JW with charity, you know it and I know it.

    27. Kiss andTales profile image80
      Kiss andTalesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      KC I am Jw you are not but a critic looking for some kind of fault. You claim no hate but you lie. What ever your problem is may Jehovah deal with you about it.
      Again you are in error of your infomation.

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      KingdomComeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      There you go again K&T twisting what I said. YES I HATE.. Thing like JW FALSE DOCTRINE, but not people. What part of that do you NOT UNDERSTAND.  And tell me about JW charity work before you try to change the subject again.

    29. Kiss andTales profile image80
      Kiss andTalesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      KC can you read the infomation on the website that clearly tell you what we do , who we are , where our contributions go , its open to the public
      Some one anyone can read it now and answer your question. But you are not looking for it .

    30. dianetrotter profile image69
      dianetrotterposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I didn't understand KC then saw this  in order to receive any type of assistance from Jehovah’s Witnesses, you need to be at least studying the bible with them and making changes in your life that seem to indicate that you will soon become a Witness

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      KingdomComeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Yes K&T I have read the information they provide on JW.org. But I also found information about the JW that they try to hid from the public and do not reveal in JW.org.  How they discourage it's members from donating to outside charities.

    32. Kiss andTales profile image80
      Kiss andTalesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thats not true Diane katrina was assisted,.911 also these effected all humans. KC sems to have some persnal ill feelings about JW the way a bad marriage between two people.he is never telling you what is the real issue most of the time its moral.

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      KingdomComeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      K&T -  O.K. let me ask you this. If a known  ex-JW, who has been disfellowshiped from the JW, and is in true need of charity would the JW help that person? and don't lie, just answer the question.

    34. Kiss andTales profile image80
      Kiss andTalesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      KC I do not lie or have to.
      But see you just revealed something in your question .disfellowship. The only time that happens is some type of moral act has been violated that would cause a bad reproach on Jehovah's name.

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      KingdomComeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      K&T- So, with that your answer would be that a disfellowshiped person is subhuman and is not worthy of needed charity from JW. Yep, you're so PROUD to be called a christian.

    36. Kiss andTales profile image80
      Kiss andTalesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      RC which violations of morals brought reproach on Jehovah's name why are you avoiding this impotant information.
      People disfellowship themselfs they created their own choice to bring  shame and reproach on his name Jehovah.
      You are holding out in

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      KingdomComeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      K&T- You NEVER directly answer a question you eighter avoid answering directly or you change the subject. or twist the issue to point it back to the person who asked the question. You have yet to answer my comments directly.

    38. Kiss andTales profile image80
      Kiss andTalesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      KC your question is after the facts of why this happen. It is trickery.
      If I say some shot somebody .poor person who got shot. But leave info out he was a robber at a bank .that is why. You will not admit why this person was disfellowship.
      Trickery

    39. dianetrotter profile image69
      dianetrotterposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Do JWs believe that God forgives sin?  1 John 1:9 
      I'm not being sarcastic.  I'm learning - never thought of this.

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      KingdomComeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      K&T- You got to be kidding me. Trickery? Just how far will you stoop to avoid answering a simple question that only require a simple yes or no. That's JW for you. Go back and read the question again and read the part where it states; "IF"

    41. Ericdierker profile image50
      Ericdierkerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      This is a very interesting thread. "disfellowship"? The casting out of the evil ones? But there seems to be little in the way of conviction to this practice. I feel confident that some groups would cast me out. I don't think Jesus would.

    42. Kiss andTales profile image80
      Kiss andTalesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      No I will not answer to your trickery and cunning you sit there and try to bad mouth JW but withhold the truth.
      You are the problem not JW.Even a court of law had to have all the facts you refuse to give. And from what you refuse it must be shameful

    43. dianetrotter profile image69
      dianetrotterposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I sure would like to discuss specifics for understanding.  Why would JWs want to be called Christians if they don't believe Jesus Christ is God.  Where is the Hope?

    44. Kiss andTales profile image80
      Kiss andTalesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Diane Jesus is our King anointed by Jehovah our Heavenly Father.
      He is Not God or equal to his Father
      As written Jer 10:10 says he is eternal he does not die.
      Jesus died .he could not be the Father.
      We love Jesus .he is our King

    45. dianetrotter profile image69
      dianetrotterposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      K&T, I really want to understand.  What is the Good News for JWs.  Christians believe in eternal life.  Jesus Christ was the sacrifical lamb that keeps us from going to hell if we accept Him as our Savior.  What do JWs believe about eternal life?

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      KingdomComeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Eric- The question that I asked K&T to my knowledge has never happened as far as I know, however I do know for a fact that disfollowshiped person(s) are treated like dirt and garbage by the JW. You notice she refuse to answer Yes or No.

    47. Kiss andTales profile image80
      Kiss andTalesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I want to answer Erics comment about disfellowship. Eric if you own your home you and family you have rules for everyone to abide by. You love your family. You feed them and shelter them .Jehovah provides us all. But he also has real laws .

    48. Ericdierker profile image50
      Ericdierkerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      My children, my wife and indeed me -- break the rules. We fail. We even do it without repentance. They are house rules. All of us always have a place to lay out heads. We just run it on the two great commandments. Judgment is not our purpose.

    49. dianetrotter profile image69
      dianetrotterposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      K&T God loves us and wants to forgive us.  1 John 1:9  "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."   Man does not set rules for forgiveness.

    50. Kiss andTales profile image80
      Kiss andTalesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Diane that is exactly the point and truth
      We live by. Example God laws are against sexual immorality.rape, pedifiers , killing robbing your neighbor
      If you lived in a house with one of these how would you feel?
      Now worship is allowed but not these

    51. dianetrotter profile image69
      dianetrotterposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      My sister was in prison abt 6 years for killing a friend.  She's bipolar, they were using drugs and she said he tried to rape her.  She's still an alcoholic.  She lives in a house I'm buying.  Jesus forgave the thief on the cross.  Forgiveness is

    52. Kiss andTales profile image80
      Kiss andTalesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Diane forgiveness is the most important part of our faith. We are not Christains if we do not forgive.
      The case is practicing a sinful act say pedifier with no course of change .and even puffed up they will not.
      Can they live in your home ?

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      KingdomComeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Did anyone else notice how K&T manage to change the focus off the subjuct I asked about charity to disfellowship. I'll answer my question for her. NO, JW will not provide needed charity to someone who was disfellowship if their life depended on i

    54. Kiss andTales profile image80
      Kiss andTalesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Exactly Daine that goes for a congregation of worshipers that want to live and abide by the laws of God in truth.Not hypocritically. We have plenty of examples of I dont have to change my ways but they can make you a victim an loved ones victims

    55. dianetrotter profile image69
      dianetrotterposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Mothers of murder victims have been known to go to prison to visit murderers.  Kirk Cameron was an atheist and became a Christian.  Jeffrey Dahmer, killed boys and ate them, asked forgiveness and became a Christian.  God will not forgive those who do

    56. Kiss andTales profile image80
      Kiss andTalesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Diane I totally agree .but we are talking about people who will not and arrogantly refuse to stop a harmful practice that could effect others who they socialize with. I have grands I do not want them around people who will not change dangerous ways

    57. dianetrotter profile image69
      dianetrotterposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      We all sin.  None of us is judge over the other.  Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.  BUT Eph 2:8-9  By grace through faith we are saved not by works least any man should boast.  Jesus blood sacrifice took our place

    58. Kiss andTales profile image80
      Kiss andTalesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Diane we agree here. But Jesus gives us good counsel and protection. While we can not judge we can follow instructions for our good.
      1Co 5:13 is for a good reason
      If a person is not sorry for his wrong then for others its best to listen to Jesus

    59. dianetrotter profile image69
      dianetrotterposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Jesus told the Pharisees that the one without sin should throw the 1st stone at the woman who committed adultery.  He asked where's the man.  We all lie, tax cheat, steal, jealousy, sex outside of marriage.  There should always be a path to restorati

    60. Kiss andTales profile image80
      Kiss andTalesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Diane there exist those who refuse to admit .or change a path. Jesus counsel is for everyone as you stated
      But to change .
      Math 18:15-17 when this is carried out as Jesus instructed then all things are done right .we can not correct Jesus.

    61. dianetrotter profile image69
      dianetrotterposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I'm sure there are thing that require breaking fellowship.  Often the Pastor is disgraceful.  We've gotten off the Good News which includes God's forgiveness through Jesus Christ's blood.

    62. Kiss andTales profile image80
      Kiss andTalesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Diane you speak truth. But I must remember Jesus gives counsel because these situtions exist. A person must return to Jehovah and Jesus in correcting their conduct. They are the judge of our souls. When corrected we love them even more.

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      Norine Williamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      KC:  She can't prove w/Scripture JESUS is not GOD, what the GOOD NEWS is for JW's,  forgive those who sin.  JW is "twisted" man made doctrine & are "ACCURSED!" YALL need 2 STOP defying WORD. GOD LOVES JUDGMENT! U judging now & should!

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    KingdomComeposted 2 years ago

    Diane- The word GOSPEL literally means "Good News". When Jesus  used the word Gospel, He was referring to the Good News of the Kingdom of God. One example is found in Matthew 24:14 (NKJV) which state: 14:And this "gospel" of the Kingdom will be preach in all the world as a witness to all nations, and then the end will come. There is also the "good news" (Grace) of Grace. One example is found in Act 20:24 (NKJN) which states: 24 But noe of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself; so that I may finish my race with joy; and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus Christ, to testify to the "GOSPEL" of the Grace of God.

    If you research the word Gospel it will be confirm that is means "Good News". Saddly, the word "gospel" is often times misused by those who do not understand what  is and isn't Good News (Gospel).

    Jesus main focus of His ministry was spreading the Gospel (good news) of the Kingdom of God.

    God bless.

    1. dianetrotter profile image69
      dianetrotterposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I agree that the GOSPEL is the Good News!  The Bible tells us that Jesus' birth, sinless life, death and resurrection are the good news.  John 20:31 & 1 John 5:13  Bible written to give Good News and assure eternal life for believers

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      KingdomComeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Diane- Maybe there is a bit of a disconnect here. The word Gospel MEANS "Good News" . Not that the gospel IS THE good news:

    3. Kiss andTales profile image80
      Kiss andTalesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Eric that is a kind thing to say.

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      dianetrotterposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Disconnect - true KC!  To me, John 3:16 is the Good News. OT gives history and prophecy of GN.  NT is fulfillment of prophecy.  The Bible, in elaborate detail, gives the 5 W's of GN.

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      Ericdierkerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      OK here. Jesus is the Word. Jesus is the Kingdom of Heaven. The Word is the Gospel. Jesus is the Good News. Does it need to be more complex?

    6. Kiss andTales profile image80
      Kiss andTalesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Diane This scripture is the very reason we have good News. Jesus fulfilled his mission . But mainly he traded places with Adam who generically killed us.
      Jesus took his place now we can live long as Jesus. Romans 5:12 -15 explains

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      dianetrotterposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Eric, sounds good.  I don't understand "Jesus is the kingdom of God."

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      Ericdierkerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Really cool isn't it Diane. It is like, within Him is all goodness and great. Pure and unadulterated. Like the "is" of love. If I can be in Jesus I can be in the Kingdom of God. Kind of like a feeling that is matter. Our words fail us here.

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      Kiss andTalesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Eric for the complement.
      If you lived in Jesus time and error and communities he would arrive at your home the same way. Everytime you accept a visit from us you accept Jesus invitation as a future citizen of his Goverment. He has not chan

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      dianetrotterposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      K&T - from JWorg So we do not worship Jesus, as we do not believe that he is Almighty God.  It seems JW's have adapted recognition but not deity of Jesus.  https://www.jw.org/en/jehovahs-witnesse … -in-jesus/

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      Kiss andTalesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Diane Jesus is our King , he is our repurchaser. We were doomed just to be born and die. But he being the Heavenly Fathers first born creation makes him Prince of high value.
      Other Angels are sons too but not the first. He became flesh to buy us.

    12. Ericdierker profile image50
      Ericdierkerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      John 13:35. Powerful indeed. I do not know their doctrine but I know their actions. They pick up garbage and they give greetings of love. I reckon I ought to look into it and judge them harshly -- NOT

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      dianetrotterposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      K&T, Jesus is not an angel.  Is 9:6b  And he will be called
          Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
          Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

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      KingdomComeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Another one of their false dctrine. They teach Jesus was an angel.I agree with you Diane.

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      dianetrotterposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I am getting this from jworg.  I love to discuss but won't argue.  We are to share the Good News.  If we don't communicate, we can't share.

    16. Kiss andTales profile image80
      Kiss andTalesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      John 17: 5-6 says he was beside his Father before the world was . only Angelic spirit creatures live in heaven.

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      KingdomComeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      K&t-This is why I don't trust the JW doctrine. Taking John 17:5-6 out of context. If only angelic beings are in heaven, then what you are saying , implying, suggesting is not only is Jesus an angel but God is too. This is why JW doctrine make me

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      dianetrotterposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      K&T John 1 speaks to His existence with God.  There are Scriptures that speak of Him participating in creation.  Also Alpha and Omega -in the beginning - He always existed.

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      Kiss andTalesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Then Diane remember Jesus went back to heaven not in a fleshly body but spirit body. Jesus heavenly name is Micheal. Why did satan know he was
      The Heavenly Father son why he tried to tempt him in the wilderness and quote scriptures.

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      dianetrotterposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      K&T please give me a Scriptural reference for that.  It's considered heresy under Christianity.

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      Kiss andTalesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Diane no problem about scriptures thank you for validation.I will post as much by order.
      John 20:17. Says touch me not.
      John 14:28 says the Father is greater.
      Next Even satan says Jesus is God's son. Mathew 4:6.
      And satan quotes Palms 91:11-12

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      dianetrotterposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      K&T Do you mind if I start a forum or something on this?  There is no enough space for us to elaborate.  I want to understand how your references come together and respond.  I don't know if it can be a closed forum or not.

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      Kiss andTalesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Sure Diane I agree it is better some time to write a hub the space is bigger for replies instead of me taking comment spaces from under other names. my device only shows a few comment spaces.

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      dianetrotterposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Now I'm annoyed because some people have answered even though they have no helpful input.  http://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy … ost2813052

    25. Kiss andTales profile image80
      Kiss andTalesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Diane you ask for scriptures I posted your request. Now I am confuse of what you are annoyed about. I speak to you concerning what is written now you make it about Jw. Can you read a scripture and see the truth .its not about Jw its about scripture.

    26. dianetrotter profile image69
      dianetrotterposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I am sorry K&T.  I am use to elaboration.  Tell the Scripture and then two or three sentences of elaboration.  How we interpret Scripture is based on what we have learned.  What seems clear to me is not necessarily clear to someone else (Jesus/Go

    27. Kiss andTales profile image80
      Kiss andTalesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I am very happy and confident of the bibles message I am a student and always will be .I only want to help many learn the real truth and how they will benifit from it. Its my pleasure to share my knowledge here with HP you all are special to me.

    28. dianetrotter profile image69
      dianetrotterposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Praise God K&T!  You are special to me also.  I've been in study quite a few years myself - about 40 years.  I can't fit 40 years in 250 characters.  I love to discuss - not argue!  :-)  Be blessed!

    29. Kiss andTales profile image80
      Kiss andTalesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Diane .I agree no one can understand points if argument is created the valuble points get lost.
      The scripture you said was good .A point of intetest is his glory was seen
      No man can see God and live. John 1:18, Ex 33:20, John 6:46

    30. dianetrotter profile image69
      dianetrotterposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Jesus was not always His Name.  Matt 1:21 they will call Him Jesus when He came in flesh and blood bodily form to fulfill His purpose here on earth.  I AM was seen in OT.  NT states I AM is Jesus.  Ex 3:14-15 Jn 8:58 Before Abraham was I AM

    31. Kiss andTales profile image80
      Kiss andTalesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      My fellow hubbers I give you a personal invite to Jworg it is a wonderful treasure of bible knowledge
      free library free downloads of magazines, bible video's, worldwide work of Jesus comand work of the Good News global in many languages volunteered

    32. profile image60
      KingdomComeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Yes Diane, charity work from the JW are conditional. But they don't tell you that in JW.org.

    33. Kiss andTales profile image80
      Kiss andTalesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      So RC which morals brought reproach
      Was it killing, was is a sexual immoral acts. Adultry, Rape, Pornia, bad buinsness practices of taking advantage of people. Taking  Innocence from children or child pedifiers. These are main reasons
      Which one

    34. dianetrotter profile image69
      dianetrotterposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I would not let anyone in my home that could cause me harm; however, I'm not God.  He takes care of all of us and can certainly care for himself.  People in prison with life sentences have accepted Christ.  He gives all who ask.  I'd give food if nee

    35. Kiss andTales profile image80
      Kiss andTalesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      The problem with your Story KC is when a natral disaster hits nobody knows who they are saving they help and save life with resources.and it does not matter if one is disfellowship. Fellowship means volunteered social gatherings .not denying needs

    36. profile image60
      KingdomComeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      K&T- you will continue to hid the truth and lie to people until your blue in the face. Charity from "JW" are conditional. The WTBTS knows it, JW knows it and you know it.

    37. Kiss andTales profile image80
      Kiss andTalesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Diane it is written as counsel from Jesus 1Cor 5:11 .strictly says quit keeping company with anyone called a brother who is sexually immoral , greedy,idolater, reviler, drunkard, or extortioner not even eating with such a person. Is Jesus right ?

    38. profile image59
      Norine Williamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      MOST denominations "pervert the gospel of Christ" (Gal 1:7)! There are  some truths in each but MUST "Study" AFTER THE CROSS to find "Good News" of GRACE (JESUS)! 
      READ I Cor 4:20 "POWER" (Acts 1:8) to accomplish ANYTHING!
      Go Back & "WAIT" Acts1

    39. dianetrotter profile image69
      dianetrotterposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Kingdom, I agreed with you ... I think.  I think we are all expounding.  I guess in 3 words or less, it is John 3:16.

    40. profile image59
      Norine Williamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      U asked What is Good News? I said Gospel! U asked What is it's purpose?  I told you GRACE for our Salvation!  Ephesians 2:8-9 "For by GRACE  r u SAVED thru FAITH;...it is the gift of GOD."  Good News is Msg that we can be SAVED according2 Eph 2:8-9

    41. Ericdierker profile image50
      Ericdierkerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Wow Diane, for in summation and conclusion John 3:16 is very appropriate.

    42. profile image59
      Norine Williamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      You sound like someone in bible class!  Move under the New Covenant what JESUS DIED for & gave us the GIFT of GRACE so we can be SAVED thru our FAITH!

  4. ian 12am profile image85
    ian 12amposted 2 years ago

    I like the answer above by Kiss and Tales. The good news is the word of God. It is a massage of hope in a world full of trails and temptations. It is a promise to eternal life for as long as we believe in Jesus.

    1. Kiss andTales profile image80
      Kiss andTalesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      ian 12 am , I am happy you agree also. You have expressed this subject in your words very good. I like your statement. it is a hope in a world full of trials and temptations and eternal life.
      We birthed in the world now we can continue life .

    2. profile image59
      Norine Williamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Yes It is the WORD of GOD which is the "Gospel of Christ" AFTER THE CROSS! 
      The NC is ALL SPIRITUAL or Eph 2:8-9 would be A LIE!
      GN has nothing to do with our earthly life but our Faith in WORD for manifestation of changes into HIS image!

  5. Ben716 profile image88
    Ben716posted 2 years ago

    The Good News is that Jesus Came on earth to show us that we are not alone, that we have someone who loves and cares for us and knows what's happening in our lives. He came to show us we have a father who wants us to know that there is meaning to life. That our existence will not end like that once we die. That we have a place we can call home. That he (Jesus) came to show us the way to God (our Father) and to show that Evil has no power against us.

    1. Ericdierker profile image50
      Ericdierkerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      This is a very nice answer.

    2. dianetrotter profile image69
      dianetrotterposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Alianess!  Yet, more and more people are rejecting Him.  They do not want His gift.   We must continue to share the Good News and pray that others do not reject His offer of eternal life.

    3. Kiss andTales profile image80
      Kiss andTalesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Wonderfully said! and very true.

    4. profile image59
      Norine Williamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      It all boils down to GRACE! 
      READ Jer 31:35; Heb 8:12; 10:17! "And their sins & iniquities will I remember no more!" 
      Ain't that GOOD NEWS? Eph 2:8-9 We are now "Saved by FAITH thru GRACE..."
      Come under the NEW COVENANT w/me guys!

  6. profile image59
    Norine Williamsposted 2 years ago

    Kingdom Come is RIGHT!  "The Gospel of Christ" is the "GOOD NEWS!" 

    It is what Christ came and DIED for and MOST don't care! 

    I keep telling ALL the WORD of GOD says that the "GOOD NEWS" is so important that JESUS (aka Holy Spirit; John 14:26 "...in my NAME...") spoke through Paul in Galatians 1:6-9 and told us "ANYONE who preaches any other gospel (other than what the Apostles taught AFTER THE CROSS), are "ACCURSED" {paraphrasing}!

    Unfortunately, RELIGION has "taught" MOST otherwise!  Satan has used RELIGION to detour MOST from TRUTH and MOST are "ACCURSED!" 

    Although I do as Ephesians 4:15 says "... SPEAKING THE TRUTH IN LOVE..." MOST have been convinced by RELIGION Paul tried to change the gospel of Christ when, IN FACT, he was "the vessel" JESUS used (Acts 9:15) to give the Message of "GRACE" (The Gospel of Christ) which is just the "opposite" causing MOST to be "ACCURSED!" 

    Look how MANY, MANY, MANY, souls are going to be lost just because Satan has used his "Greatest Device to Lose Souls" - RELIGION!  It's definitely working and Satan is laughing as he rides with those who believe "twisted" doctrine, all the way to the "churches!" 

    The "Good News" of the Gospel of Christ (AFTER THE CROSS) is given in Ephesians 2:8-9 which says "For by GRACE are ye SAVED through FAITH; and that NOT of yourselves: it is THE GIFT OF GOD: Not of WORKS, lest any man should boast!"

    Verse 10 says "We are his workmanship..." and if HE'S (Holy Spirit) molding us, why do we think we have to say "10 Hail Mary's, pray 10 times a day, read 5 Chapters each day, stop sinning (Oh, you don't think the Holy Spirit can take sinful desires away?), or ANYTHING when Scripture says that's HIS job!

    MOST harp on James 2:17 "Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone!"   Ephesians 2:8-9 would be a LIE if you have been "taught" the wrong understanding of James!  James means "If people can't literally see change (works) in one's life, their "belief" is limited and has hindered the Holy Spirit Whose job it is to change us!  Otherwise, John 14:26 would be a LIE which says (The Holy Spirit) "will lead and guide us into "ALL" truth!"  Not we ourselves by trying to fulfill our New Year's Resolution type promises to the LORD! 

    We need to STOP our "fleshly works" and let the Holy Spirit do HIS job! Romans 8:8 says "So then they that are in the flesh can not please GOD!"

    1. profile image59
      Norine Williamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      KC: You said IT!  Acts 20:24 "...& the ministry, which I have recv'd of the Lord Jesus (HS), to testify "the gospel" of the "GRACE" of GOD!"  GRACE is the Good News preached in "Gospel of Christ" (AFTER THE CROSS)!"
      Jn 1:14 "...full of GRACE&

  7. Angele Parris profile image76
    Angele Parrisposted 2 years ago

    The "Good News" can be found in 1st Corinthians 15.

    I wonder if there is a unified understanding of the term also.

    1. Ericdierker profile image50
      Ericdierkerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I am afraid that only those who think God speaks through them and tells them what to think --- would think there is only one understanding and that would be theirs that they claim it is God's. Are they really anointed prophets?

    2. profile image59
      Norine Williamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Angele, the "Good News" is ALL Scripture "AFTER THE CROSS" which gave us GRACE so we could be SAVED by our FAITH (Ephesians 2:8-9)! I Cor 15:2 "keep memory of what I've preached" & if not Gal 1:6-9 applies! 
      GRACE is the "GOOD NEWS!"

  8. flpalermo profile image58
    flpalermoposted 2 years ago

    Sine I cannot post my answer in a Hub, (due to Hubpages copyright mechaism against my own article on my own Web page),  I would like to suggest you to see:


    http://hub.me/aksZe

    1. dianetrotter profile image69
      dianetrotterposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      If your Hub were here, I would select it and give 5 stars.  His coming was prophesied in the OT and we were told why.  If Jesus' had come with no forgiveness of sin and eternal life, what would be the Good News?

    2. profile image60
      KingdomComeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Diane- His Hub says that the good news is the Kingdom of God. Just what I have been saying.

    3. profile image59
      Norine Williamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      But I Cor 4:20 says "The Kingdom of GOD is POWER (Acts 1:8) that was given us by "GRACE" thru FAITH wherein we can now be SAVED" (Eph 2:8-9)! 
      I hope he didn't delete my resp on HUB wherein WORD was given but we know them by their fruit.

    4. Ericdierker profile image50
      Ericdierkerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      That is a cool hub, informative and very nicely scripture oriented.

    5. profile image59
      Norine Williamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      FL:  Why did you "delete" my comment in your HUB? 
      II Peter 2:20 IS WRITTEN!

  9. The Examiner-1 profile image72
    The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago

    I may not remember this exactly but here goes:

    We hear a story which starts such as there is a little girl who has had an operation on her leg because she needed a mechanical part to replace a piece of her leg.

    So far that sounds like bad news, correct?

    Her parents sent out her American doll and it returned as a gift for the girl. The little girl opened it and cried tears of joy. The doll had a leg piece just like the girl's! It did not cost the parents anything because the company who does it is charitable. That is the good news.

    1. dianetrotter profile image69
      dianetrotterposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Examiner!  I like your analogy.

    2. The Examiner-1 profile image72
      The Examiner-1posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      You are welcome. :-) It is out there, we just have to listen for it.

    3. profile image59
      Norine Williamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      How "carnal!" 
      I thought author referred to "religious forums?"
      Not to say I'm not happy for the little girl but you can't mix oil & water!

    4. Kiss andTales profile image80
      Kiss andTalesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Yes Examiner wonderful explaining How the Heavenly Father deals with us all in the state of sin .he went about  to fix our problems with his son so that we may live The good news is really the expression of love given us from Jehovah through Jesus

    5. dianetrotter profile image69
      dianetrotterposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Parables, metaphors, rhetorical questions and other literary devices are used throughout the Bible.

    6. profile image59
      Norine Williamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      JESUS made lame walk not provide with doll! I like company "giving" though!
      Yet still too "carnal!" 
      Diane did u study baptism?

  10. Dr CHE Sadaphal profile image73
    Dr CHE Sadaphalposted 2 years ago

    "Gospel" comes from a Greek word (euanggelion) that means "good message." The message is qualified as good because of the content of the message: that eternal life is accessible to those who believe in Christ through faith. This news therefore tells everyone about the facts concerning salvation. Otherwise, without this news they would not know about God and what He has already done for us in Christ.

    This gospel does not proclaim (for example) political ideology, morality or prosperity because all of those things cease to have any value upon death.

    By implication, because the gospel changes your awareness of what you will be spending eternity doing, it is news that changes your entire life.

    1. dianetrotter profile image69
      dianetrotterposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you CH!

    2. Ericdierker profile image50
      Ericdierkerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      That is a very nice explanation. It brings to mind that one must get the message before one can live it. (absent the extraordinary)

    3. profile image59
      Norine Williamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Why's Acts 20:24 in WORD? Why does John 1:14 says JESUS is "..full of GRACE & truth?"
      Don't u rem Jer 31:35;Heb10:17; "I will rem their sins no more?" GRACE came w/New Covenant which is the Gospel of Christ!
      Eph 2:8-9! "For by GRACE r us SAVED.

    4. Kiss andTales profile image80
      Kiss andTalesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I love this answer  CH ! So very true . The good News is that our  Heavenly Father has been giving a message of solutions to all the problems of the world.
      Reference Bible Isa 61:2 2 " to  proclaim the year of goodwill on the part of Jehovah "

    5. profile image59
      Norine Williamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      CH said "...the content of the msg: that eternal life is accessible to those who believe in Christ through faith."  Confirms Eph 2:8:9 says "...by GRACE r ye saved through FAITH..."
      Amen!

  11. roselinsojan profile image60
    roselinsojanposted 2 years ago

    'Good News' means good message from God.happiness to the sorrowing.

  12. Ericdierker profile image50
    Ericdierkerposted 2 years ago

    I had an idea to look up the secular meaning. I think we all get the concept of good and that it varies from person to person from time to time but is generally acknowledged as something beneficial to someone.

    But "news" is really quite interesting. From that Google dictionary that pops up first in the search for "definition of news" one gets this first; "
    newly received or noteworthy information, especially about recent or important events."
    So if you look at it that way the Good News is beneficial new noteworthy information.
    For me every time I reread a portion of the Bible something new and beneficial pops out at me. I cannot really say that about other books. So the good news to me is the Word which reveals news and is anew every time I contemplate it.

    1. dianetrotter profile image69
      dianetrotterposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Eric!

      “The Good News is that when we trust God’s grace to save us through the work of Jesus, our sins are forgiven, we get a purpose for living, and we’re promised a future home in heaven  Rick Warren, Saddleback Church

    2. profile image59
      Norine Williamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      WOW! U really hate to admit the HS "revealed" to me "GRACE" is the "Good News" Paul testified of thru the "Gospel of Christ" AFTER THE CROSS, huh?  Had to go to Rick? 
      It doesn't matter, those who have "ears" will "hear" for Gal 1:12!
      Gal 1:6-9!

    3. profile image59
      Norine Williamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      "Deleted" FAST huh so no one else could learn? 
      II Peter 2:20 applies and if you don't "eat from the table of the Lord, whose do you eat from (I Cor 10:21) "causing your brother to stumble" (Rm 14:13-23)?
      GOD "SEES!"
      Not a game!

 
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