The Ideas About Jesus Evolved Radically From The Earliest New Testament

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The ideas about Jesus evolved drastically from the earliest New Testament. The Chalcedonian definition of Jesus being fully human and fully divine lead to the doctrine of the orthodox view of the Church.
The early ideas about Jesus originated in the 40s and 50s of the first century from 1 Corinthians 15:3-8. Chapter 15 of Corinthians in the New Testament focuses on the end of Jesus’ life. The primary verbs of the Early Christian Tradition include that Jesus died, was buried, raised, appeared, and ascended into Heaven. In the early years of the first century not much is known about Jesus life in between then. In Philippians 2:5-11 scripture states, “being made in the human likeness and being found in appearance as a man.” Philippians portrays Jesus as someone who is made in the human form and carries out human responsibilities. Moreover, the Gospels of Mark, Mathew, Luke, and John correlate with one another and depict the evolution of Jesus through baptism. In the Gospel of Mark (70ca) 1:1-11 Jesus is baptized by John the Baptist for the repentance from the forgiveness of sins. After Jesus is baptized the skies part and God speaks just to Jesus saying “you are my son, the beloved in which I am well pleased.” In Mathew (75-80) 3:1-17 the phrase repentance from the forgiveness of sins is omitted and Jesus has a conversation with John the Baptist. John the Baptist questions Jesus about being baptized by Him because he is not the messiah and does not feel that he should be the…

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