As a New Covenant Theologian, I believe The gospel is to announce that the Story of Jesus, who is Messiah/King, both the Lord and Savior, who is also the complete fulfillment of the Story of Israel and all of their promised covenants, the covenants that were realized through the birth and death of the Messiah, who is Jesus, the Lord and Savior. The gospel is NOT salvation! Instead, salvation is the byproduct of the gospel. Salvation could not exist without the gospel, but salvation is only a portion of the gospel.Therefore, justification is NOT the gospel, but another byproduct of it. Frankly, the gospel is about Jesus, and Jesus brings salvation.