Theo Mark chs 1-8 - heaven if they are good people and...

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NT THEO 220-02 Gospel of Mark chs 1-8 I really enjoyed the part where Mark writes about what defiles a person. I was slightly confused about how everything that goes into us goes to the stomach and not the heart. I understand that’s true when it comes to food, but what about words. Don’t we sometimes take opinions and information ‘to heart’? Overall, I thought this passage still had a good message, despite my confusion at parts. It’s comforting to know that no one else can make us evil. It is through our own actions and words that this becomes true. I would like to know more about why Jesus chose fishermen to be his disciples. It seems like literally all he did was walk down the bank of a sea and pick up some random men. I get that Jesus probably isn’t suppose to be selective or elitist, thus showing that anyone may get into
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Unformatted text preview: heaven if they are good people and believe. However, Jesus later gets almost enraged at them for not understanding his parables and teachings. I think this is unfair because he chose them knowing fishermen probably are not the smartest people he could find. Also, why was it specifically fishermen? Why not shepards or something? The first part of Mark talks about Jesus healing man with a demon. It says the man was constantly crying and cutting himself, and that he lived in the tombs, away from society. Jesus cures him of his demon, and the townspeople beg Jesus to leave their region. Why would they not want him there? If Jesus was powerful enough to cure the man, just think of the good he could do for the rest of them. I understand that they were afraid, but why be afraid of something positive?...
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This note was uploaded on 05/06/2011 for the course THEOLOGY 220 taught by Professor Nichols during the Spring '11 term at Saint Louis.

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