John Welborn Summary

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1. Welborn invites the reader to believe that God made us. She questions this by asking if the reader believes if God thought of you, formed you, and brought you to life. Since the reader is starting to believe Welborn’s case, she goes on to say that God made the reader because God wants us to exist and he loves us. Now that the reader has understood that God loves us and wants us to exist, Welborn starts to ask the reader who knows us best, wants the best for us, and desires our happiness the most. God is the only person that knows us the best, wants the best for us, and desires our happiness the most. It is not a best friend or our parents but it is God. Welborn begins to state that God will be here when everyone else is gone. She begins …show more content…
A martyr is someone who dies for his or her faith. The point Welborn is trying to make is anyone can have faith. In the text, she writes about uneducated, illiterate lower-class Jewish men that were sharing the good news about Jesus. Their trust in God has helped their souls and have brought them closer to God. After seeing Jesus rise from the dead, their sins have been forgiven and they now have a closer relationship with God. The love from God is what is making these men to share the good news. They did not mind because they had God on their side. I am convinced by the Welborn makes. Martyrs are a perfect example of how we can stand for God. When we share good news of His son, we receive the benefit of faith. When we have faith in God, we want to share good news. We want to tell everyone about the great things Jesus did. These martyrs died because they wanted to share the word of the God, and that is the true testament of faith. Our task as Christians is to proclaim the word and fullness of the …show more content…
The Gospel may not seem trustworthy to some people because they were collected after the death of Jesus and resurrection. Since the Gospels’ origins come from oral tradition, many people do not trust them. The writers were focused on the story of Jesus helping their own people understand Jesus. Many people do not trust the Gospel because it contains inconsistent details. On the other hand, the Gospel is trustworthy because there is no reason to lie about Jesus. Ancient Christians chosen these books, they knew the tradition and history. The chosen books were the most faithful to Jesus and his apostles. These Gospel and the Letter of Paul are the only book that dates back to his life. Wellborn’ first argument I find very convincing. She argues that there is no reason for anyone to lie about Jesus in the Gospel. I do agree with her, there is no benefit in lying. The four books of the Gospel convey the same message about Jesus, if four people told me the same story I would probably believe it. God gave us four Gospels to give us a more complete picture of Christ. These men were dedicated to telling the life of Jesus and not ruining his reputation. There is no logical reason either because all his life, Jesus did nothing but good. I don’t see the point of trying to lie about him. The information came from eye witness and oral tradition which is a valid source from the time since the sources were mostly Jesus’s followers. The Gospel are known to be accurate but also inspired by

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