Harold Leidner - Rivals of Jesus TV - The Manson Family TV - Mark 16:15 - I Corinthians 9:15 - Galatians 1:8&9&11&12 - John Calvin - Max Muller - Blaise Pascal - Reginald D Hunter TV - Melvyn Bragg TV -
The gospel story is an artificial, non-historical work. It has been fabricated from source materials that can be identified and traced to their incorporation into the Gospels. There is not a particle of hard evidence that ‘Jesus of Nazareth’ ever existed. Harold Leidner, The Fabrication of the Christ Myth
At the Council of Nicaea in 325 A.D. Constantine solidifies the Christian Church and makes it a single hierarchy with himself as leader. Constantine and his hand-picked Bishops will determine which gospels are considered sacred and which will be forbidden. Constantine makes Christianity legal. (Christianity & Romans & Roman Empire & Gospel) Rivals of Jesus, National Geographic 2006
An Armageddon gospel he [Manson] called Helter Skelter. Born to Kill? s4e1: The Manson Family, Sky 2012
Go ye into the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. Mark 16:15
But I have used none of these things: neither have I written these things, that it should be so done unto me: for it were better for me to die, than that any man should make my glorying void.
For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel! I Corinthians 9:15&16
But even though we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you any gospel other than that which we preached to you, let him be cursed.
As we have said before, so I now say again: if any man preaches to you any gospel other than that which you received, let him be cursed.
But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.
For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ. Galatians 1:8&9&11&12
The gospel is not a doctrine of the tongue, but of life. It cannot be grasped by reason and memory only, but it is fully understood when it possesses the whole soul and penetrates to the inner recesses of the heart. John Calvin, Golden Booklet of the True Christian Life
The gospel is the fulfilment of all hopes, the perfection of all philosophy, the interpretation of all revelation, the key to all the seeming contradictions of the physical and moral world. Max Müller
The main object of the gospel is to establish two principles – the corruption of nature, and the redemption by Jesus Christ. Blaise Pascal
It was in the Southern Baptist church that Gospel music was formed. Reginald D Hunter’s Songs of the South II: Alabama and Georgia, BBC 2015