The Truth The word "GOSPEL" means "good news".

It originated from Roman times. Whenever Ceasar wanted to announce to the citizens of Rome about a marriage ceremony, or the birth of a new son, they didn't have the luxury of the six-o'clock news, so they devised the gospel method to spread the word.
It worked splendidly. Good news travelled very quickly. It was the small talk of those days, and aslo a way for the citizens to feel "in-the-loop" concerning royal matters.

People have all but forgotten the original meaning of the word, due to the Life of Jesus. The accounts of his life are now known as gospels, because the messages of salvation and eternal life are considered to be very "good news" indeed.
"Ancient Pagan" There were numerous Gospels of Jesus besides the four to be found in the New Testament. We can still peruse the fragments and few surviving whole Gospels read by Roman Christians, besides the familiar Gospels of the Bible. Until the early Fourth century over fifty Gospels could be read, but with codification of the synoptic Gospels (Mark, Matthew, Luke) and the Johannine community Gospel (John) the remaining Gospels were ceremonially destroyed in fire--a stupid feat!

Today we have the Aquarian Gospel Of Jesus The Christ, said to be channeled from Antiquity by a Nineteenth century unorthodox cleric, besides Aradia: The Gospel Of The Witches and numerous other connotative & denotative uses of the term. 'Gospel' has expanded surprisingly from its original Roman meaning but it still connotes 'good news' or 'desirable news'.
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Sing the blues
Let the angels
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