Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Gospels and The Life of Jesus

The New testament Gospels
·         All the Gospels were written sometime between 59-70 AD- the exact date is not known.
·         These gospels’ aim is to promote the Saviour of mankind and to promote the good word as to lead humans into Gods light and security
·         Anonymous writer- pseudonym “Matthew”
·         The author is anonymous, but Early Christian tradition identifies the author as “Mark the Evangelist.”
·         An associate of the apostle Paul, and the author of Acts
·         Anonymous/not completely known, but identified with “John the Apostle”
Belief Like of Jesus
·         When Jesus was at Capernaum, men brought in a paralytic on a stretch/bed through a hole in the roof as the room was so crowded
·         Jesus told the man that his sins were forgiven, and so the man stood and walked
·         Judas was the betrayer- he was a disciple and betrayed Jesus for gold
·         Kissed Jesus on the cheek to show he was the one the Roman guards would seize
·         Crucifixion was an ancient method of execution in which the victim's hands and feet were bound and nailed to a cross. (http://christianity.about.com/od/goodfriday/p/crucifixionhub.htm)
·         They say him as a threat to society and to the restrictions and rules they had set down for the Jews
·         He was forced to carry the cross through Jerusalem, and was nailed from approximately 9am-3 pm
·         Christ’s death was the atonement for mankind- took their sins to his death

·         Mary Magdalene found the stone of Jesus’ tomb opened after three days- angels told her that Jesus had risen
·         She found Jesus and mistook him for the gardener at first
·         Jesus told her he was now going to heaven
·         Jesus’ spirit spent three days in Hell in penance for mankind’s sin
·         Mary went to spread the Good News to the world
·         Mary of Nazareth was a virgin; she conceived Jesus through Immaculate Conception, making him Gods son
·         She married Joseph

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