Returning to New Testament Christianity
The announcement thrilled the crowd, firing their souls with expectant hope. It was brief, forthright and authoritative. It was spoken in the obscure Roman province of Galilee, but it would ultimately reach every corner of the world. It was spoken about the year 30 A.D., but it would remain just as powerful through the coming centuries of time.
The announcement? It was the opening proclamation of Jesus the Christ when he began His earthly ministry: "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel." Mark 1:15.