The Message of Evangelism Good News is good in measure as it answers a bad situation. If I was a millionaire, and was told that a legacy of a thousand dollars had been left to me, I should probably smile an amused smile. But if I was six months behind in my rent, having no resources upon which to draw, and had just received eviction notice, the same piece of news would really be good news. The Gospel is good news, because it answers a bad situation, and we cannot understand or appreciate the Gospel apart from the background of need which it meets. We must look, then, at the condition of man which called for God’s saving intervention, and into which we must interject the good news.