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When Paul wanted to rehearse some basic facts about the content of Christian belief in his first Corinthian letter (Chapter 15), he used the word “gospel.”

Most readers will know that the Greek word “evangellion” in the text means good news or good tidings, but you may not know the origins of the English word.

The older version of the word was “godspel,” good spel or spiel, meaning essentially the same thing: good news or good story.

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