Antonyms for gospel

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It was a gospel that had to be preached with tears and beseechings from one generation to another.

What do we mean by Law and Gospel, and where are they found?

By loving the things of God, especially the Church and the Gospel.

The name which she chose for herself is Evangelical (true to the Gospel).

And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

She listened, reflected, and "inwardly digested," the truths of the Gospel.

But God now forbids polygamy, under the gospel; and now it is sin.

In 1854, he was licensed to preach the Gospel, by the church with which he was connected.

God, in the gospel, places us in this higher and holier ground and air of love.

Amongst us there is a great and daily increasing persecution on account of the Gospel.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English godspel "gospel, glad tidings announced by Jesus; one of the four gospels," from god "good" (see good) + spel "story, message" (see spell (n.)); translation of Latin bona adnuntiatio, itself a translation of Greek euangelion "reward for bringing good news."

The first element of the Old English word had a long "o," but it shifted under mistaken association with God. The word passed early from English to continental Germanic languages in forms that clearly indicate the first element had shifted to "God," e.g. Old Saxon godspell, Old High German gotspell, Old Norse goðspiall. Used of anything as true as the Gospel from mid-13c. Gospel-gossip was Addison's word ("Spectator," 1711) for "one who is always talking of sermons, texts, etc."

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