Sunday, May 4, 2014

Post #1- The Four Gospels

If you've somehow made it to this page, you know that this term, I'm taking a New Testament class and blogging about my journey! For my first assignment, I read an article on the different Gospels of the New Testament. It was a really interesting article, and I loved learning more about what each Gospel focuses on. However, the thing that struck me the most was that though each book is a little bit different they all focus on slightly different things, they all have the same general message. They are all declaring the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

It makes me think about the way the Church is set up. It doesn't matter where you go to church on Sunday. Though the specific message of that meeting may be different in the Provo YSA 116th ward from the Normal Ward, the same principles and doctrines are still being taught, no matter where you are. As long as the spirit is present in the teaching, the Gospel of Jesus Christ is always the same, no matter who you are, where you are, or what is going on.

Just like Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, we are all separate beings with our own agency. We all have different experiences in life. These experiences may lead us to each have different view of the Gospel. This is why we each have our own different favorite scriptures, hymns, or stories. But that doesn't change the fact that each of these things are true and part of the Gospel. 

I'm so excited to learn more about the New Testament in the coming weeks, and especially to learn how each of the four Gospels work together despite their differences. I'm so happy to be a member of this church and to have been born into a family with a knowledge of the Gospel. 

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