Why are the Gospels so important to the Christian faith?

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  1. retellect profile image73
    retellectposted 8 years ago

    Why are the Gospels so important to the Christian faith?

  2. scramble profile image63
    scrambleposted 8 years ago

    They essentially tell the story of Jesus and his ministry but are all aimed at slightly different audiences. They all concur about Christ's divinity, his death on the cross for our sins, and his resurrection on the third day.

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      Norine Williamsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Scram: "..slightly diff audiences?"  Can u elaborate?

  3. MsBettyBee profile image59
    MsBettyBeeposted 8 years ago

    To the Christian the gospel allows us a model on which to build our faith, to grow and develop in our lives.  It is the embodiment of themes:  grace, faith, righteousness and justification.

    Romans 1:16-17:  I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes; first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.  For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written:  “The righteous will live by faith.”

    The gospel provides for spiritual growth.  It is a practical “how-to” for everyday life.  Paul wrote about the grace of God from experience and education.  As Christian believers we hungrily seek gospel wisdom to provide guidance throughout our lives.  This is a lifestyle ordered around the instructions of God the Almighty.  Demonstrating our faith in God by how we live is more important than trying to win arguments.

    Galatians 5:5:  But by faith we eagerly await through the Spirit the righteousness for which we hope.

    Living rightly before God is something that is a life-long process for the Christian.  “We need the gospel.  We need Jesus.  We need the righteousness of God that comes by believing on the Lord Jesus Christ.” [Devotional thought from the messages of Adiran Rogers; Love Worth Finding Ministries.]

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      Norine Williamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      TRUE mam!  But if one would have "WAITED" (Acts 1:4), the Holy Spirit would HELP us "live right before GOD" which fulfills Matt 11:29-30 and HELPS us change "from glory to glory" (II Cor 3:18) into HIS likeness!

  4. Dave Mathews profile image60
    Dave Mathewsposted 8 years ago

    The Gospels are an affirmation of the old testament as well as Jesus Christ, the Son of God's own words spoken by Him personally.

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      Norine Williamsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, GOD spoke those Words by Jesus Christ (Himself; Jn 1:10; I Tim 3:16) revealing yet another GLORY of GOD (Jesus)!  For He IS "I AM!"

  5. Dian'swords4u profile image60
    Dian'swords4uposted 7 years ago

    The gospels are just that.  They are the gospel of Jesus Christ and the life he lived on this earth.  Jesus was sinless and he lived a perfect life.  They demonstrate the life that Jesus lived here and the life that we should live now.  We should use these books of the Bible as our guide in our lives each and everyday.  They teach us how we should treat people and love people in the name of our Lord and Savior.  The word gospel in the dictionary means authority.  These are the books of the authority of Jesus Christ on how we should live.

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      Norine Williamsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Dian: Do u realize that "The Gospels" were written under the law (Gal 4:4)? We not longer live under the law rather Holy Spirit now "leads & guides us" w/no more "work" on our part but HS "WORKS!" We "believe," have"faith"in what He says="Results

  6. owhorspecial profile image64
    owhorspecialposted 7 years ago

    Gospel means good news.As you feed your body with food and water thats how you feed your spirit with the gospel.we need the gospel,we have the gospel,we also ask for the gospel to keep our spirit strong

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      Norine Williamsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      OW: I Pet 2:2 says "Like newborn babies, desire the [pure] milk of THE (ALL) WORD, that ye may GROW by it."

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    Norine Williamsposted 3 years ago

    "The Gospels," Matthew, Mark, Luke & John are the disciples' reculations of events that occurred doing their walk with Jesus while on earth. Each aforementioned disciple wrote their version of his teachings, miracles,"fulfillment of law," Death and Resurrection which is why "The Gospels" appear to be repetitive!

    "The Gospels" not only gives us an example of how we should live in this world and shows us what took place before implementation of the New Covenant ("law" being fulfilled), but They also fulfilled Scripture which says "This is the THIRD time I am coming to you.  In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall EVERY WORD be ESTABLISHED."  (II Corinthians 13:1)!  You can find "witness Scriptures" for this verse in Deuteronomy 19:15 and Matthew 18:16.  I wonder if anyone takes this verse (II Cor 13:1) into consideration when "studying" His Word?  If you can't find a "witness Scripture" when studying, the Word has not been established!  "The Gospels" certainly proves that events were "witnessed" by the disciples due to repetitiveness!

    When asking MOST "believers" if they've ever heard of a Scripture in bible which says "Where there are two or three.." and before I can complete, they say, "I'm in the midst!  When I tell most of II Corinthians 13:1, they've never heard of it! 

    That's why I continue to ask ALL "Where is the "witness Scripture" for Matthew 28:19 and why can we not find any of the disciples baptizing as mentioned in that Scripture?  Something is amiss!  Something has been "added or taken away" (Revelation 22:18-19)!  Don't let man ("religion") continue to deceive you saints!  Study for "yourself!"

    Well, back to question:  "The Gospels" are important to the Christian faith" because GOD (Himself) came in the flesh (I Timothy 3:16 "...manifested in the flesh..."), "fulfilled the law,"  "died for the remission of our sins," and most importantly effected the New Covenant which entailed fulfilling "The Promise" (John 14:26; 16:13) of the Holy Spirit to "Lead and guide us into ALL truth!"  Without the Holy Spirit, we would be "...tossed to and fro with every wind and doctrine..."  (Ephesians 4:14)!   

    Study Saints!  Then one will "GROW" and not remain "infants" (immature) in Christ Jesus (I Peter 2:2)!  It's there for you, all you have to do is "Study" (II Timothy 2:15)!

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      Norine Williamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      SCRAMBLE: U r "scrambled" if you think The Gospels "are all aimed at slightly diff audiences!"  WORD is on ONE ACCORD for the "audience" of those "IN CHRIST JESUS!" 
      "Aimed at different audiences" is A LIE!

  8. Louis Rabaud profile image60
    Louis Rabaudposted 2 years ago

    Re: The Above,
    Jesus once said to his disciples and the crowds, '' I'm not here to abolish the law but to fulfill it. This is why the Gospel is so important to the Christian Faith. And according to Matthew 5: 5-4 2, which Matthew referred to the ancient law, it said,
    '' You have heard that it has been said: An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth, but I tell this, 'If anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other to him as well; and if anyone wishes to obtain judgement against you for your tunic, give him your cloak also; and if anyone impresses you into the public service to go a mile, go with him two  miles. Give to him who asks you, and do not turn away from him who wishes to borrow from you.''
    Jesus brought to our attention about the kingdom of God which in fact was the first priority of his agenda. And that's why he mentioned it more than once in his preaching.  He said that our first priority is to seek and concentrate upon the kingdom of God. We have seen that to be in the kingdom and to do the will of God is one and the same thing ( Matthew 6:10). To concentrate on the doing of, and the acceptance of God's Will, is the way to defeat worry. We know how in our own lives a great love can drive out every other concern. Such a love can inspire a man's work, intensity his study, purify his life, dominate his whole being. It was Jesus' conviction that worry is banished when God becomes the dominating power of our lives.     

    Jesus never said that this world is not important; but he said and implied more than once, that its importance is not in itself, but in that to which it leads. This world is not the end of life; it is a stage on the way; and therefore a man should never lose his heart to this world and to the  things of this world. His eyes ought to be ever fixed on the goal beyond. Thank you!
    Louis Rabaud

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      Norine Williamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Do you believe in the New Covenant at all?  Do you realize IT is an "ALL SPIRITUAL" Covenant?
      "The Gospels" were under the Old Covenant & yes, Jesus "did not come to abolish but to fulfill" but have you read Gal 3:23-29?

    2. Louis Rabaud profile image60
      Louis Rabaudposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I' m totally  agree with Owhorspecial comments. The Gospel is 'Good News', But to read the Gospel is one thing,to understand it is another. If you're a Christian Norine, I would say, '' Nice to know you! '' Sister in Christ! ''

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      Norine Williamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Do you understand that JESUS used Paul to talk thru him as HE did the Prophets so when Paul spoke it was JESUS speaking?
      IT'S not only 'Good News' but the way we should live TODAY!
      READ Gal 3:23-29!

 
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