Summary Statements Synoptic Gospels

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Summary Statements on the Synoptic Gospels I.  Jesus' estimate of human sin in the Synoptics: 1) Sin is universal;  2)  Sin is internal; 3) Sin is enslavement, 4) Sin is rebellion; and 5)  Sin merits condemnation. II. On the Death of Christ: 1) Jesus approached death as a voluntary act; 2) the death of Jesus is directly related to  the forgiveness of sins; 3) Jesus saw his death a vicarious act--an act which he did on  behalf of others;  4)  Jesus regarded himself a substitute, in fulfillment of the  Suffering Servant Songs of Isaiah; and 5) His death has an eschatological aspect=-it is  necessary as a prelude for the fulfillment of the Kingdom of God. Hence the Kingdom  may be regarded as that community redeemed through the death of Christ. III. The Holy Spirit: 1) Many major events of Jesus' ministry are specifically connected with the activity of  the Holy Spirit; including: incarnation, baptism, temptation, exorcisms, and the  healing and preaching ministries; 2) In his teaching, Jesus prepared his disciples for a  new age of the Spirit which would follow His death and resurrection; 3) it is clear that  the OT forms the background of the teaching on the Holy Spirit as found in the Synop- tics; 4) As to the matter of this relative silence of the synoptics on the Holy Spirit, it  is clear that Jesus need not give elaborate teaching-since it is given by the Spirit via  Pentecost; note also that this relative silence is particularly difficult for form critics  who assume that the early church consistently wrote its experience back into the Synoptics. IV. The Christian Life:
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course REL THEL 352 taught by Professor Tyson during the Spring '08 term at Houghton College.

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