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  • Which gospel is your favorite?

    Just a random poll, no particular reason.
    16
    Matthew
    18.75%
    3
    Mark
    6.25%
    1
    Luke
    31.25%
    5
    John
    43.75%
    7
    "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

  • #2
    Originally posted by KingsGambit View Post
    Just a random poll, no particular reason.
    I suppose if I had to choose a "favourite" Gospel, of the Synoptics I have always had a special interest in Matthew (which may be seen as somewhat strange, seeing as I am a Gentile). But I would I have to take John's Gospel in tandem with Matthew, as I find John's emphasis on the universal availability of salvation in the Gospel to be quite precious (as in First John as well).
    For Neo-Remonstration (Arminian/Remonstrant ruminations): <https://theremonstrant.blogspot.com>

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    • #3
      I would have to go with Luke for the advanced notice of detail relevant to Gentiles along with the more developed pneumatology.
      Does he who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you do so by works of the law, or by hearing with faith? -Galatians 3:5

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      • #4
        Originally posted by The Remonstrant View Post
        But I would I have to take John's Gospel in tandem with Matthew, as I find John's emphasis on the universal availability of salvation in the Gospel to be quite precious (as in First John as well).
        This is what tilts the balance in the direction of John for me. The reporting of Peter's reinstatement is also personally meaningful to me.
        "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

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        • #5
          Originally posted by KingsGambit View Post
          This is what tilts the balance in the direction of John for me. The reporting of Peter's reinstatement is also personally meaningful to me.
          Yes, there is something very Arminian about the Gospel of John.
          For Neo-Remonstration (Arminian/Remonstrant ruminations): <https://theremonstrant.blogspot.com>

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          • #6
            I think, for the new Christian, or Christian candidate, John is the clearest "what must I do to be saved" account.
            "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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            • #7
              It's also just the most theological in general

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              • #8
                I fluctuate between Mark and Matthew. Not for any particular reason than I enjoy reading them.
                Last edited by rogue06; 04-28-2014, 05:46 PM.

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                • #9
                  Voted for John. Like that one the best.

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                  • #10
                    Thomas

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Paprika View Post
                      Thomas

                      Seriously, I doubt that!
                      "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                      • #12
                        The Gospel of Jesus' Wife.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                          Seriously, I doubt that!
                          Blessed are those who have not seen but yet believed.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Paprika View Post
                            Thomas

                            Gnostic infiltrator!
                            For Neo-Remonstration (Arminian/Remonstrant ruminations): <https://theremonstrant.blogspot.com>

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                            • #15
                              I like all the gospels, even the gospel of Thomas, but Mark is my favorite because of its dramatic force and unity of vision, which nonetheless expects the reader's faith to carry on the story. Matthew tells the story with more of the Jewish context of Jesus' teaching. Luke universalizes for all humanity the teachings of Jesus and tells us of how the early apostles began to fulfill the missionary command at the end of Matthew. John attempts to plumb the theological depths of Jesus' person and words. And all of that is very good, of course, but Matthew, Luke, and John are merely doing what Mark expects all of us to do, and our emphasis should be on our belief in and following of Jesus who goes before us.
                              βλέπομεν γὰρ ἄρτι δι᾿ ἐσόπτρου ἐν αἰνίγματι, τότε δὲ πρόσωπον πρὸς πρόσωπον·
                              ἄρτι γινώσκω ἐκ μέρους, τότε δὲ ἐπιγνώσομαι καθὼς καὶ ἐπεγνώσθην.

                              אָכֵ֕ן אַתָּ֖ה אֵ֣ל מִסְתַּתֵּ֑ר אֱלֹהֵ֥י יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל מוֹשִֽׁיעַ׃

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