(Note my clever re-interpretation of my titling method: I get to change topic and keep my initial count! Some call this the “liberal” interpretation of my titles 🙂
Since the Gospel is the introduction into and foundation of doctrine, we must understand what it is and what it is not. Obviously this is impossible to do in any comprehensive way without resorting to the scriptures or to doctrine, which it is supposed to be prior to (my head hurts). My operating principle is a new Christian who approaches the Bible with no other knowledge but the “bare bones” of the Gospel. Thus it is safe to assume that this person has heard the Gospel from another Christian.
Recognising the circular nature of the endeavour, we consider the nature of the Gospel.