The Scriptures say the gospel includes the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ (1 Cor. 15:1-4). The Bible also says that the gospel is the power to save, and those who do not obey it will suffer eternal punishment. Just as Jesus died, was buried, and was resurrected, we too should die (repent), be buried (baptism), and be resurrected (raised to walk a new life as a Christian) by obeying the gospel.
|1 Corinthians 15:1-4
||Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which
also you received and in which you stand, by which also you are
saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you -- unless you believed
in vain. For I delivered to you first of all that which I also
received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,
and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to
|2 Thessalonians 1:7-9
||The Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; (KJV)
||For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to
salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.
||Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were
baptized into His death? Therefore we were buried with Him through
baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of
the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
||buried with Him in baptism, in which you also were raised with Him through
faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead. And you,
being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made
alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses,
|1 Peter 4:17
||For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it
begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the
gospel of God?
||In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your
salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit
of promise, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the
redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.
||because of the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, of which you heard
before in the word of the truth of the gospel, which has come to you,
as it has also in all the world, and is bringing forth fruit, as it is also
among you since the day you heard and knew the grace of God in truth;
||And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet
now He has reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, to
present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight --
if indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not
moved away from the hope of the gospel which you heard, which was preached to
every creature under heaven, of which I, Paul, became a minister.
|1 Thessalonians 1:5
||For our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power, and in the
Holy Spirit and in much assurance, as you know what kind of men we were among
you for your sake.
|2 Timothy 1:10
||but has now been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who has
abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel,
|1 Peter 1:25
||But the word of the LORD endures forever. Now this is the word which by the
gospel was preached to you.
|1 Peter 4:6
||For this reason the gospel was preached also to those who are dead, that they
might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the