The Gospel of Mark is the second book in the New Testament, it is believed to be written between AD 50 and 67. It was written by John Mark, a secretary and interpreter to St Peter, who recorded his preaching’s. John Mark wrote the Gospel for non-Jewish Christians, who were being persecuted because of their faith in Rome. He had one purpose above all, to prove to the Roman Christians that Jesus was the Almighty Son of God. John painted a picture of Jesus to be a healer, miracle worker and preacher who was willing to suffer at the expense of believing and following God’s mission. He wanted the audience to know that Jesus didn’t live a fairy tale life; he was judged and ridiculed by others yet he still did not stray from his mission here on earth which was to preach the news of the lord and save us from our sins.
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