Evangelion (which we call the gospel) is a Greek word and signifies good, merry, glad and joyful tidings, that makes a man’s heart glad, and makes him sing, dance, and leap for joy. . . . Christ before His death commanded and appointed that such Evangelion, gospel, or tidings should be declared throughout all the world, and with such to give unto all that repent, and believe, all his goods: that is to say, His life, by which he swallowed and devoured up death; His righteousness, by which He banished sin; His salvation, by which He overcame eternal damnation. Now can the wretched man (that knows himself to be wrapped in sin, and in danger to death and hell) hear no more joyous a thing, than such glad and comfortable tidings of Christ so that he cannot but be glad, and laugh from the very bottom of his heart, if he believe that these tidings are true.