The Gospels Of The New Testament

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The Themes of the Four Gospels Introduction The Gospels of the New Testament are “ancient biographies focused primarily on an individual’s character. Biographers told their audiences about events they thought would present the person’s character effectively.” These biographies focused on the “circumstances of the individual’s birth, what other’s said about him or her, and the person’s own actions and statements.” The Gospels complement one another as they present four different aspects of Jesus’ earthly mission. The Gospel of Matthew Matthew presents Jesus as the Jewish Messiah, the Son of David In addition, the Fourth Gospel introduce a greater degree of testimonies “that Jesus is the divine Son of God and prophesied Messiah.” The Synoptic Gospels, Matthew, Mark, and Luke consist of many parallel material whereas 90 percent of John’s gospel is unique. The Gospel of Mark The two major themes in the Gospel of Mark are Jesus, the Son of God and Jesus, the King. The book of Mark introduces Jesus is to an audience of Roman Christians in chapter one and verse one. Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Then, Mark gives evidence for proclaiming Jesus as the Son of God in the next few verses by quoting the scripture from the book of Isaiah, the Prophet. It says, As is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet: “A voice of one calling in the desert, Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him (Mark 3:4).” This original text is found in Isaiah 40:3. The
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