Who Was Jesus According To The Gospels?. In The Bible,

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Who Was Jesus According to the Gospels? In the Bible, there are four accounts of the life, death, and in some cases, resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. All four of the Gospels cover the ministry of Jesus, his healings, signs, his crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The first three Gospels, the Synoptic Gospels, Matthew, Mark, and Luke are all fairly similar to one another. The Gospel of John on the other hand, is drastically different. Yes there are some key event that are covered in all four accounts, but they are few and far between. But even in this, the Jesus presented to us in the Gospel of John is fundamentally the same Jesus that is presented to us in the Synoptic Gospels. There is very little disagreement between the…show more content…
For example, there was the healing and forgiveness of the lame man in Capernaum. ‘Some men came, bringing to him a paralyzed man, carried by four of them. Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus by digging through it and then lowered the mat the man was lying on. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralyzed man, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”’ The forgiveness of sins is something that is reserved for figures of divinity. This is excluding forgiveness of wrongs between parties as that is commanded throughout the Bible to everyone. This is the forgiveness of every sin this man had committed in his lifetime. Also, there are sins that can involve solely the perpetrator and no other people. There would be no way for anyone to know what these would have been unless the man had told others. As far as we know, Jesus was not told what these would have been and so it would have taken some kind of divine power in order to know. While this does not take a status of Godhead to do, forgiveness of sins always comes from beyond this earth. The Gospel of Matthew, being primarily written to the Jewish community, was very much focused on the fact that Jesus was the Messiah that the Jews had been waiting for, but not in the way they were expecting. Matthew 1:1-16 lists out the genealogy of Jesus stating that he was indeed a descendant of David. David
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