In the Old Testament of the Bible, the phrase good news appears in a generic sense. It refers to receiving favorable information, such as a messenger bringing good news to a king.
However, some of the Old Testament uses of good news, such as in the book of Isaiah, allude to the New Testament’s understanding of good news. Read about Good News in the Old Testament of the Bible.
In the New Testament of the Bible, the use of good news becomes more focused. It refers to the coming of Jesus to heal us and give us the message of salvation. Read about the Good News of Jesus in the New Testament of the Bible.
Also see Gospel.
Key verse about Good News: “Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people” (Matthew 4:23, NIV).
A lifelong student of the Bible, Peter DeHaan, PhD, wrote the 700-page website ABibleADay.com to encourage people to explore the Bible. His main blog and numerous books urge Christians to push past the status quo and reconsider how they practice their faith in every area of their lives.