Jesus Christ And The Four Gospels Essay

1985 Words Dec 4th, 2014 8 Pages
Jesus Christ and the four Gospels are the most interesting, significant, and influential subjects discussed in the second half of this course. The birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ changed the orthodox beliefs that were in place at the time. The new Messiah gave meaning as well as a guide to salvation for humans all around the world. The events of Jesus’ life, as well as his teachings, are translated into a book called “The New Testament”. The New Testament consists of the four Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Each of the Gospels is created from four different viewpoints on the ministry, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The New Testament consists of four different accounts of Jesus; however three of them are very closely related. The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke are considered “synoptic” due to their similarities regarding the story of Jesus. In contrast, the Gospel According to John distinguishes itself from the other three by narrowing his focus on to the son-ship of Jesus Christ to God. In addition, John wrote his Gospel, focusing on the cosmic worldview of Jesus Christ. These Gospels were created at a time when the focus, path, and understanding of Jesus Christ were still ambiguous. The Gospels of each have their differences, as well as their similarities, but each provides their distinct account of Jesus’ life and ministry. One example of these differences can be seen when reading the Gospel of Matthew and Luke, in…

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