The Four Books Of Gospel Are Found In The New Testament

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The four books of Gospel are found in the New Testament with names of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. These four Gospels were included in the New Testament disregarding which is most accurate, because all four Gospels portray different perspectives of Jesus. The four books of Gospel are divided into Synoptics (Matthew, Mark, Luke), and John. Matthew portrays Jesus as Messiah, Mark portrays Him as Suffering Servant, and Luke portrays Jesus as Universal Savior. The Gospel of John portrays Jesus as Son of God. John is not part of the Synoptics Gospel because Synoptics focus on God’s kingdom while John focuses on who Jesus is. Each book supports their views of Jesus with their texts. The Book of Matthew describes Jesus as Messiah. Matthew’s…show more content…
Mark 8:31 (NRSV) is written, “Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.” Jesus was prophesying Himself (For the reason of Jesus commonly describe Himself as Son of Man) that He must be rejected suffer and be killed by the people who were supposed to welcome him. Jesus was later seen in end of Mark that He was crucified by teachers of law and resurrected after death. Mark 10:45 (NRSV) remarks, “For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.” Jesus came to the world so that He could serve other people because he loved them. It was shown in Gospel of John how Jesus was washing disciples’ feet before the Passover even though He was their teacher. Mark 10:34 (NRSV) describes, they will mock him, and spit upon him, and flog him, and kill him; and after three days he will rise again.” The horrible things described in here was later fulfilled by Jesus which He suffered Mark’s primary focus of Jesus serving and suffering without other details distracting the readers. The Gospel of Mark is divided into first half about Jesus serving in His ministry and second half about Jesus suffering. The first half of Mark contains serving of Jesus by Casting out demons (Mark 1:21 -34 and 5:1 – 19 NRSV), healing leprosy (Mark 1:40 – 45 NRSV), and so on. The second half contains Jesus
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