The word gospel simply means good news. The purpose of the gospels? To give it’s readers reason after reason to believe in it’s words. Faith is not without reason, just as reality cannot exist without language. Historically, the very existence of the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John merely provide historical evidence of a man of importance that walked this Earth known as Jesus of Nazareth; which is little less historically accurate due to the somewhat differentiating recollections. The four
the report of this spread throughout that district. The Gospel of Matthew is the first canonical gospel of the New Testament. It is believed to be written somewhere between the period of 70-100 CE. Most scholars agree that the gospel of Matthew was written in either Galilee or near Syria, with the original language most likely being Aramaic and/or Greek. Like the other canonical gospels, the gospel of Matthew is a biography of Jesus. Matthew presents Jesus as the fulfillment of the Messiah and scripture
Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And do not bring us to the time of trial, but rescue us from the evil one. Matthew 6:9-14 NRSV The Lord's Prayer is the most widely used prayer in the Christian community. Almost all Christian traditions accept and practice the Lord's Prayer. This universality reasons that this prayer is of great religious importance. The
Christian tradition that says Peter was crucified, and Paul beheaded, agrees with the historical Roman practice of crucifixion.2 Types of Crosses When we think of the word cross, what usually comes to mind is an upright beam projecting above a shorter cross piece 3. This is the form of the cross which traditional Christian art depicts Jesus dying upon. In fact, the Romans used five different types of crosses for crucifying people. It is unknown which type of the cross Jesus was crucified on.