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The Role Of Religion In The Gospel Of Jesus

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Essay part A:
Religion was a controversial topic during the era Jesus had came down from heaven and proclaimed that he was the messiah and king of the people, who wanted to teach his people the way to salvation. Jesus’s teachings were transcribed into 4 different gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, in the bible that was the basis for answering the question, “Who is Jesus?” all underlining major themes the believers were to intertwine into their daily lives to not only bring peace to oneself but to neighbors around them. When looking at sections within the gospels such as walking on water and feeding the multitudes of followers, the reader can see the theme depth of who Jesus was. Starting with the gospel of Matthew, the theme that was emphasized was to prove that Jesus was the messiah or the anointed one, meaning savior or leader. Within Matthew 14:13 the reader can view how Jesus carried out the role of being a savior by saving the followers that were in dire need of his grace, “When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed the sick.” And in 14:30 when his disciples more specifically Peter asked to come onto the water only to be saved by Jesus himself, “…Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came to Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me! Immediately Jesus reached and caught him.”
The author of Matthew saw Jesus as a meek and humble king of his people, the
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