Please ignore this thread if you are not looking for God. This thread is for seekers, and for those who have found God to share their insights and experience.
The unabridged gospel message was designed as a map that leads to a personal relationship with the "God of Abraham" (Yahweh) through a direct relationship with Jesus (as our one and only mediator).
As such it is the exact opposite of the message called "religion" which leads instead to a personal relationship and intimacy with the "god of religion" (Satan the Devil who transforms himself into an angel of light) and his religious organisations, hierarchies, clergy, Sanhedrins and Pharisees.
Two key Bible passages highlight this antithetical relationship: Matthew 23 (religion, self-righteousness) versus Romans 3 & 4 (the gospel, especially IMPUTED righteousness or justification, similar to IMPUTED holiness or sanctification).
A useful starting point may be to find and mark the 152-odd times that the Bible refers to the "good news" or "gospel" depending on which translation. The Watchtower library search tool can be useful for this. Websites such as www.bible.cc or www.biblegateway.com can also help.