The Bible Of Luke And Mark

1565 WordsMay 2, 20167 Pages
Throughout the books of Luke and Mark, there are several different views on the life of Christ. In both, Christ is portrayed as a teacher who gives out advice as well as a miracle worker. And, in both, Christ eats the Last Supper, and is left by Peter when in captivity and dies on the cross, simply to be resurrected. Though there are many similarities, there are several places where they differ. Mark fails to include detail about the birth of Christ, whereas, Luke has detailed descriptions of Christ as a child. After reading the book of Mark, it is rather hard to come up with a character for Christ, but secretive and mysterious seems to fit well. Throughout the book of Mark, Christ worked miracles for families then proceeded to tell them to keep it a secret. Mark 1:45 reads “he could no longer go into a town openly, but stayed out in the country; and people came to him from every quarter”. This again shows how secretive Christ was. He preferred to stay in the country where there were less people than to travel out and help others. He would much rather the people come to him for help than to leave the country. Large crowds put pressure on him and given the opportunity, he would rather stay away. Another versus is Mark 1:11 “they may indeed look, but not perceive, and may indeed listen, but not understand.” Again this is showing how mysterious Christ is. He does not care if people look as long as they do not see. People can listen as long as they do not understand. This is a
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