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The Messianic Secret

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In Mark, there is evidence of the Messianic Secret. In Mark 1, Jesus heals a man with leprosy and warns him not to tell anyone else but to live according to the commandments. Needless to say, the man disobeys and makes known what Jesus has done. In another instance, Jesus heals a blind man and instructs him not to go into the village. Certainly, it appears that Jesus wants his identity to remain a mystery. The purpose of all this mystery is the belief that we would not have been able to understand the greatness of Jesus’ teachings and miracles, if not for his ultimate act of sacrifice, his crucifixion on the cross. Indeed, Jesus has reformed the notion of the Messiah and we begin to understand his actions at the cross.
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