An example of the gospel is the Book of Luke in the Bible.
My parents' rules were gospel.
An example of gospel used as an adjective is in the phrase "gospel music," which means songs of praise about Christ.
Other Word Forms
Origin of gospel
- Middle English from Old English gōdspel (ultimately translation of Greek euangelion) gōd good good spel news
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English gospel, gospell, godspel, godspell, goddspell, from Old English godspel (“gospel, glad tidings; one of the four gospels”), corresponding to god + spell (“talk, tale, story”), believed to be an alteration of earlier *gōdspell (literally “good news”), used to translate ecclesiastical Latin bona annuntiatio, itself a translation of Ecclesiastical Latin evangelium / Ancient Greek εὐαγγέλιον (euangelion, “evangel”, literally “good news”). Compare Old Saxon godspel, godspell (“gospel”), Old High German gotspel (“gospel”), Icelandic guðspjall (“gospel”).