Synoptic Gospels Research Paper

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TEXTUAL HARMONY & DIFFERENCES
The often used expression; Harmony of the Gospels is term meant to address the unity between the four Gospels. As earlier indicated, the first three Gospels are known as the Synoptic Gospels. The word “synoptic” is derived in the Greek language meaning; “together in view”. The Gospels consisting of the Synoptic Gospels include; Matthew, Luke and Mark. They are known as Synoptic because of the similarity in account they give in relation to the life of Christ. The three together with John, are known as the Gospel because they contain the good news of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. They are all distinct parts but just like the various parts in a choir for instance, they all combine to give a harmonious composition of the Gospel. What stands out with regards to their differences is the primary purposes for which they were written.
The Gospel of Matthew written by Apostle Matthew was
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The Judgment Day is the ultimate judgment by God of mankind. On that day, every deed of man would be brought into judgment and the appropriate reward or punishment would be given. It is therefore crucially important for mankind to attain salvation, live a righteous life, by following the exemplary life set by Jesus Christ so that, the individual will have his name written in the “Book of Life” to avoid being cast into the lake of fire which is Hell, as emphasized in the Book of Revelations, “anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire” (Revelations 20:15).
God duly holds the authority to administer judgment on mankind because He had given mankind His word and in it contains every single detail; most especially, the messages of the Gospel to enable mankind attain eternal
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