In order to understand (The Good News) the Gospel we must be honest enough to say there had to be some bad news!!!!
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth, to the Jew first and also to the Gentiles. Romans 1:16
This verse is the key passage of the book of Romans. The Apostle Paul owns up to that the Gospel of Jesus Christ