The “Hidden Message” of the Gospel

This was so interesting!  A friend showed this to the youth at our church, and Nathan immediately brought it to me.  I thought you might enjoy it, so I copied it exactly as it shows up on many internet sites.  Happy Saturday, my friends~

We frequently use the familiar term, gospel, or good news. Where is the
first place it appears in the Bible?

The great discovery is that the Bible is a message system.

In Genesis Chapter 5, there is the genealogy of Adam through Noah.
In our Bible, we read the Hebrew names. What do these names mean in

These are the meanings of their names. This will amaze you.

Hebrew                           English

Adam                                 Man
Seth                              Appointed
Enosh                                Mortal
Kenan                                Sorrow;
Mahalalel                       The Blessed God
Jared                                Shall come down
Enoch                                Teaching
Methuselah                   His death shall bring
Lamech                           The Despairing
Noah                                Rest, or comfort.

That’s rather remarkable:

Man (is) appointed mortal sorrow; (but) the Blessed God shall come down
teaching (that) His death shall bring (the) despairing rest.

Here’s the Gospel hidden within a genealogy in Genesis.
It demonstrates that in the earliest chapters of the Book of Genesis, God
had already laid out His plan of redemption for the predicament of
mankind. It is a love story, written in blood on a wooden cross which was
erected in Judea almost 2,000 years ago.

Truly, our God is an awesome God.


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  1. wow! i got the shivers from that…amazing! thanks for sharing.