Why didn’t Jesus write his own gospel?

Why didn’t Jesus write his own gospel?

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Since: Jun 10

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#1 Jan 25, 2011
In Christianity the number one most important person is Jesus.
After his death so many have written about his life and teachings, and from that we can also read that he himself was fully capable of reading and writing.

One well known episode is mentioned in John 8:6-8.

But why did he write only the words in the sand?
Being such an important person and fully capable of writing, and having such an important message to the world; why did he not leave anything written by his own hand?

Is there something hidden somewhere?

The stories that Christians trust are written 50 or more years after the death of Jesus, and we all know how fragile the memories of humans are.
What

United States

#2 Jan 25, 2011
He IS the Word. In spiritual terms, He wrote every word of the bible.
Thinking

Tenterden, UK

#3 Jan 25, 2011
The biblical jesus is a fictional construct.
Mr Ironhart wrote:
In Christianity the number one most important person is Jesus.
After his death so many have written about his life and teachings, and from that we can also read that he himself was fully capable of reading and writing.
One well known episode is mentioned in John 8:6-8.
But why did he write only the words in the sand?
Being such an important person and fully capable of writing, and having such an important message to the world; why did he not leave anything written by his own hand?
Is there something hidden somewhere?
The stories that Christians trust are written 50 or more years after the death of Jesus, and we all know how fragile the memories of humans are.

Krystal Mountaine1

Since: Dec 10

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#4 Jan 25, 2011
What wrote:
He IS the Word. In spiritual terms, He wrote every word of the bible.
Then he was pretty good at fairytales... LOL

Krystal Mountaine1

Since: Dec 10

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#5 Jan 25, 2011
Hey did Jebus write the three bears too?
Jacob

Cedar Falls, IA

#6 Jan 25, 2011
This is a great point. It just screams that Jesus is a fictional character. I am amazed at how you can mention this to a believer and they make up their own personal reason for this crap. I mean, "He IS the Word." What the heck does this even mean. It actually makes it sound like 'what' is admitting Jesus only exist in pages much like Sherlock Holmes. He is nothing more than a made up character.
Jacob

Cedar Falls, IA

#7 Jan 25, 2011
Krystal Mountaine1 wrote:
Hey did Jebus write the three bears too?
Funny and clever. I love these posts.

Krystal Mountaine1

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#8 Jan 25, 2011
What wrote:
He IS the Word. In spiritual terms, He wrote every word of the bible.
Since you Jebus was the son of God and all... why did he waste time learning carpentry????
Thinking

Tenterden, UK

#9 Jan 25, 2011
It was a cross he had to bear, I guess.
Krystal Mountaine1 wrote:
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Since you Jebus was the son of God and all... why did he waste time learning carpentry????
Idi O Syncrasy

Patterson, CA

#10 Jan 26, 2011
Thinking wrote:
It was a cross he had to bear, I guess.
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Have to admit that wood work.
Idi O Syncrasy

Patterson, CA

#11 Jan 26, 2011
Why didn't Jesus write his own gospel?
That's easy to opine.

"Gospel" is derived from the Middle English word "godspel," in which "god" means "good" and "spel" means "news."

Thus "Gospel" literally means "good news,".
It is a translation of the Greek word &#949;&#8016;&#945 ;&#947;&#947;&#941 ;&#955;&#953;&#959 ;&#957; "eucxyyeAiov"(euange lion), which is also the root of the word "evangelist;" an evangelist is someone who spreads the good news.

The "good news" here is, specifically, the news of Christ's redemption.
The four Gospels offer different, yet complementary, accounts of the story of Jesus's life and teachings, and lay the foundation for the doctrine of Christ's redemption.

So some folks MAKE the News, others write the News.
Easy to figure the answer with a bit of logic, eh?
Idi O Syncrasy

Patterson, CA

#12 Jan 26, 2011
Man! The Topix machine sure mangles Koine Greek. LOL!
Idi O Syncrasy

Patterson, CA

#13 Jan 26, 2011
Krystal Mountaine1 wrote:
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Since you Jebus was the son of God and all... why did he waste time learning carpentry????
How could you call carpentry a waste of time?
Every mother's son needs a hobby.
Whittlin' wood is good for thinking.
Punisher

Brooklyn, NY

#14 Jan 26, 2011
He was a performance artist...improvisational and often used slight of hand and misdirection.
jooce

Duarte, CA

#15 Jan 26, 2011
Idi O Syncrasy wrote:
Why didn't Jesus write his own gospel?
That's easy to opine.
"Gospel" is derived from the Middle English word "godspel," in which "god" means "good" and "spel" means "news."
Thus "Gospel" literally means "good news,".
It is a translation of the Greek word &#949;&#8016;&#945 ;&#947;&#947;&#941 ;&#955;&#953;&#959 ;&#957; "eucxyyeAiov"(euange lion), which is also the root of the word "evangelist;" an evangelist is someone who spreads the good news.
The "good news" here is, specifically, the news of Christ's redemption.
The four Gospels offer different, yet complementary, accounts of the story of Jesus's life and teachings, and lay the foundation for the doctrine of Christ's redemption.
So some folks MAKE the News, others write the News.
Easy to figure the answer with a bit of logic, eh?
My GAWD! I almost fainted. After all these years, you finally said something that makes sense!
Idi O Syncrasy

Patterson, CA

#16 Jan 26, 2011
jooce wrote:
<quoted text>My GAWD! I almost fainted. After all these years, you finally said something that makes sense!
Takes sense to make sense.
Here's your two sense.

Where have you been jooce?
Did they let you out early for good behavior?
Or did your momma slip you a file in a pie?
jooce

Duarte, CA

#17 Jan 26, 2011
Idi O Syncrasy wrote:
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Takes sense to make sense.
Here's your two sense.
Where have you been jooce?
Did they let you out early for good behavior?
Or did your momma slip you a file in a pie?
Two old Jewish men are strolling down the street one day when they happen to walk by a Catholic church. They see a big sign posted that says, "Covert to Catholicism and get $10."

One of the Jewish men stops walking and stares at the sign. His friend turns to him and says, "Murray, what's going on?"

"Abe," replies Murray, "I'm thinking of doing it." Abe says, "What are you, crazy?"

Murray thinks for a minute and says, "Abe, I'm going to do it." With that, Murray strides purposefully into the church and comes out twenty minutes later with his head bowed. "So," asks Abe, "did you get your ten dollars?"

Murray looks up at him and says, "Is that all you people think of?"

:D

NDanger

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Since: Nov 10

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#18 Jan 26, 2011
Idi O Syncrasy wrote:
Why didn't Jesus write his own gospel?
That's easy to opine.
"Gospel" is derived from the Middle English word "godspel," in which "god" means "good" and "spel" means "news."
Thus "Gospel" literally means "good news,".
It is a translation of the Greek word &#949;&#8016;&#945 ;&#947;&#947;&#941 ;&#955;&#953;&#959 ;&#957; "eucxyyeAiov"(euange lion), which is also the root of the word "evangelist;" an evangelist is someone who spreads the good news.
The "good news" here is, specifically, the news of Christ's redemption.
The four Gospels offer different, yet complementary, accounts of the story of Jesus's life and teachings, and lay the foundation for the doctrine of Christ's redemption.
So some folks MAKE the News, others write the News.
Easy to figure the answer with a bit of logic, eh?
Rocket Science I'd say...
Jacob

Cedar Falls, IA

#19 Jan 26, 2011
Idi O Syncrasy wrote:
Why didn't Jesus write his own gospel?
That's easy to opine.
"Gospel" is derived from the Middle English word "godspel," in which "god" means "good" and "spel" means "news."
Thus "Gospel" literally means "good news,".
It is a translation of the Greek word &#949;&#8016;&#945 ;&#947;&#947;&#941 ;&#955;&#953;&#959 ;&#957; "eucxyyeAiov"(euange lion), which is also the root of the word "evangelist;" an evangelist is someone who spreads the good news.
The "good news" here is, specifically, the news of Christ's redemption.
The four Gospels offer different, yet complementary, accounts of the story of Jesus's life and teachings, and lay the foundation for the doctrine of Christ's redemption.
So some folks MAKE the News, others write the News.
Easy to figure the answer with a bit of logic, eh?
So, what you are saying is that Jesus didn't write anything down because the meaning of the word gospel?

I'm pretty sure the bible claimed Jesus knew he was going to be betrayed and when he would be betrayed and yet he never thought, "Hey, maybe it would be a good idea to write down some of this crap I've been spewing out."

I guess he just either didn't realize it would be a big deal, which makes his foresight kind of terrible really when you consider the whole being divine thing, or he really just wasn't that smart after all anyone who had the word of god coming out of there mouth would probably write it down. At least on something a little more permanent than sand.

Too bad they didn't call these books the autobiographies of Jesus, then he would've had to have written them. After all, that is what your logic points to.
Idi O Syncrasy

Patterson, CA

#20 Jan 27, 2011
Jacob wrote:
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So, what you are saying is that Jesus didn't write anything down because the meaning of the word gospel?
I'm pretty sure the bible claimed Jesus knew he was going to be betrayed and when he would be betrayed and yet he never thought, "Hey, maybe it would be a good idea to write down some of this crap I've been spewing out."
I guess he just either didn't realize it would be a big deal, which makes his foresight kind of terrible really when you consider the whole being divine thing, or he really just wasn't that smart after all anyone who had the word of god coming out of there mouth would probably write it down. At least on something a little more permanent than sand.
Too bad they didn't call these books the autobiographies of Jesus, then he would've had to have written them. After all, that is what your logic points to.
Have you ever used logic before Jake?

As Jesus said,"It is written:'One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes forth from the mouth of God.'"

And so mankind beheld the power of The Word.

Spending three years healing the lame and diseased, raising the dead, forgiving sin and teaching The Way was time better spent than three years writing a book with the laborious methods of quill and parchment.
Actions speak louder than words.

Keep in mind Jesus calls people to follow in The Way.
Jesus never said,"Here, read my book. See you later when I come back."

Christianity is a way of life, not a story.
Try it sometime, you'll like it.

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