theology hebrew scriptures

theology hebrew scriptures - Our faith, Christianity, often...

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Our faith, Christianity, often rests on the teachings of the Bible and the Gospels. Through these writings, God is trying to show himself to us through history. Often times throughout history God has been portrayed as somewhat scary and overpowering. He is a higher power, transcendent in our lives. That is why it is ironic that the four Evangelists chose to name their writings the “gospels.” The word gospel translates to mean “good news.” Jesus is ultimately trying to spread God’s word to us through his life and death. Jesus marks the beginning of a new era or a new Christianity. He changed the history of religion. The gospels are the climax of the bible because this is what everyone has been waiting for and moving towards. Jesus’ coming defines our faith as Christians. In the gospel of Mark, we look at Jesus’ life and death from a different perspective. Mark portrays Jesus as mysterious and eerie. In chapter six of his gospel we see an example of this through his parable of Jesus walking on water. The story begins with Jesus making his disciples get in their boat and go to Bethsaida, while he dismisses the crowd he has been teaching. After leaving them, he goes to the mountain to pray. Later that evening, Jesus goes to meet them at the shore and notices they are being tossed about at sea by the wind. Jesus then goes towards them walking on the sea. The gospel also says that Jesus meant to pass them, but the disciples saw the figure and shouted to it thinking it was a ghost. They were all scared when they saw Jesus, but He comforts them by saying, “Take courage, it is I, do not be afraid!” Jesus then got into their boat and calmed the wind.
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