History Literature / TheFourGospels

15th Mar '17 7:07:34 PM DustSnitch
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* DemonicPossession: Jesus encounters several possessed people and successfully exorcises the demons every time. This occurs frequently enough that it's lumped together with all the other diseases and mental disorders Jesus cures. One notable example: the truly unfortunate man possessed by one ''thousand'' demons that called themselves "Legion". Jesus, being well, {{Jesus}}, cured the man and spared the demons when they begged for mercy, who he then let flee into a herd of pigs. [[LaserGuidedKarma Which then ran off a cliff in terror]].

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* DemonicPossession: Jesus encounters several possessed people and successfully exorcises the demons every time. This occurs frequently enough that it's lumped together with all the other diseases and mental disorders Jesus cures. One notable example: the truly unfortunate man possessed by one ''thousand'' demons that called themselves "Legion". Jesus, being well, {{Jesus}}, UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}, cured the man and spared the demons when they begged for mercy, who he then let flee into a herd of pigs. [[LaserGuidedKarma Which then ran off a cliff in terror]].
14th Mar '17 3:50:48 PM DustSnitch
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* PassionPlay: UrExample, as the Gospels are the source for future tellings of the Passion of Christ. Each of the four Gospels gives an account of how Christ was betrayed by Judas, arrested by the Romans, tried by Pontius Pilate, sent to carry his cross to Golgotha, and crucified until he died alongside two thieves.
24th Feb '17 6:39:10 AM VicGeorge2011
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* ''John'' - The most introspective Gospel, written for Christians.

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* ''John'' - The most introspective Gospel, written for Christians.
Christians. The film called ''The Gospel Of John'' recreates the account word-for-word from the Good News Translation.
20th Feb '17 4:20:37 AM morane
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There exists also a non-canonic Gospel of Thomas, which is not a Gospel in the same sense as the four canonized gospels, but rather a collection of Jesus's sayings (''logoms''). Most researchers today assume it is genuine, but not part of New Testament canon because it contains only Jesus's words, not narration.
8th Feb '17 6:07:08 PM Specialist290
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* IntimidatingRevenueService: Whenever Jesus needs an example of a profession that everyone will instantly recognize as corrupt and sinful, he mentions... Prostitutes? Pharisees? Torturers?... ''[[EvilDebtCollector Tax collectors]]''. {{Justified|Trope}}, since in AncientRome tax collectors were pretty universally reviled for extorting money from their countrymen while being on the take. Also {{averted}}, in that some tax collectors such as Matthew and Zacchaeus are shown to be redeemed.

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* IntimidatingRevenueService: Whenever Jesus needs an example of a profession that everyone will instantly recognize as corrupt and sinful, he mentions... Prostitutes? Pharisees? Torturers?... ''[[EvilDebtCollector Tax collectors]]''. {{Justified|Trope}}, since in AncientRome tax collectors were pretty universally reviled for extorting money from their countrymen while being on the take. [[note]]The Romans relied on tax farming to supply their revenue, contracting the actual collection out to middlemen who were expected to fill a certain quota on a regular basis. As long as the quota was met, the authorities didn't ask too many questions, and the tax collectors were entitled to keep any excess money as part of their commission. The rest is left as an exercise for the reader.[[/note]] Also {{averted}}, in that some tax collectors such as Matthew and Zacchaeus are shown to be redeemed.
23rd Jan '17 12:41:39 PM VicGeorge2011
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* SetTheWorldOnFire: Jesus himself says in Luke 12:49, "I came to send fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!" Whether this is metaphorical or not is uncertain.
22nd Jan '17 11:06:30 AM VicGeorge2011
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* PublicExecution: Jesus' crucifixion alongside two criminals, as told in all four Gospels.
4th Jan '17 9:34:20 AM jamespolk
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The first four books of the [[Literature/TheBible New Testament]], chronicling the life of one JesusChrist. Their name means "[[MeaningfulName Good News]]"; the idea behind the Gospels is that they exist as "good news" to be spread by Christians to the world. As a result, each of the four has a slightly different tone and target.

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The first four books of the [[Literature/TheBible New Testament]], chronicling the life of one JesusChrist.Jesus Christ. Their name means "[[MeaningfulName Good News]]"; the idea behind the Gospels is that they exist as "good news" to be spread by Christians to the world. As a result, each of the four has a slightly different tone and target.


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For the many, many works based off of the Gospels and the Jesus story, see the Useful Note page, UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}.
7th Dec '16 2:29:44 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* ''Mark'' - Estimated to be the oldest Gospel, written for the Romans, and portrays Jesus as the miracle worker.

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* ''Mark'' - Estimated to be the oldest Gospel, written for the Romans, and portrays Jesus as the a miracle worker.
28th Nov '16 6:44:34 PM Timjames98
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* MoralEventHorizon: In-universe. Matthew 12:31-32, Mark 3:29, and Luke 12:10 mentions the "unforgivable sin" of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit.

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* MoralEventHorizon: In-universe. Matthew 12:31-32, Mark 3:29, and Luke 12:10 mentions the "unforgivable sin" of [[RedemptionRejection blasphemy against the Holy Spirit.Spirit]].


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* RedemptionRejection: "Blasphemy against The Holy Spirit", which is the only sin God will not forgive.
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