The Resurrection Of Christ In The Gospel Of Jesus

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The Gospels of Mark, Luke, and Matthew are identical to the Gospel of John since they all manage to portray the life and work of Jesus Christ while establishing the divine nature of Jesus. However, unlike the other three gospels, the Gospel of John establishes the ministry of Jesus Christ through his wondrous miracles. Although Jesus performed many breathtaking miracles throughout his lifetime, perhaps the most significant miracle is the resurrection of Lazarus from the dead. The raising of Lazarus is a pinnacle event in the Gospel of John since it foreshadows the crucifixion of Jesus, and it also serves as proof that Jesus is the resurrection and the light of the world. Furthermore, the raising of Lazarus is a continuous metaphor for the continuation of faith in God through all aspects of life. When Jesus heard the news that his good friend Lazarus had passed away, Jesus refrained from going to the town of Bethany to fulfill his father’s will which is that God’s glory will be revealed to mankind once the son is glorified through the father. Jesus insists on staying in Judea for an extra two days serves as an allusion to the Passover scene in John 13 since it foreshadows the death of Jesus. The primordial reason that Jesus visits Lazarus until the fourth day is because Jesus himself claims that the “Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth (Matthew 12:40). The death of Jesus is significant because, through Jesus ultimate sacrifice, we as
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