History Literature / TheFourGospels

25th Jun '17 9:38:06 AM nombretomado
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* {{Omniglot}}: One of the powers of [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve true believers]], according to {{Fanon}}, along with the ability to [[AcquiredPoisonImmunity drink anything poisonous]], [[TheExorcist exorcise demons]], [[HealingHands heal the sick]], and for ''truest'' of true believers NighInvulnerability against demons and evil spirits! A few American groups interpret the source for this one (speaking in tongues) to mean a language absolutely nobody on Earth understands. No one seems to know why.

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* {{Omniglot}}: One of the powers of [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve true believers]], according to {{Fanon}}, along with the ability to [[AcquiredPoisonImmunity drink anything poisonous]], [[TheExorcist [[Literature/TheExorcist exorcise demons]], [[HealingHands heal the sick]], and for ''truest'' of true believers NighInvulnerability against demons and evil spirits! A few American groups interpret the source for this one (speaking in tongues) to mean a language absolutely nobody on Earth understands. No one seems to know why.
22nd Jun '17 7:52:33 AM VicGeorge2011
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%%* BreakTheHaughty: The prodigal son.

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%%* BreakTheHaughty: * BreakingTheBonds: The prodigal son.demoniac man identified only as Legion in the gospels of Mark and Luke, whom could not be bound with chains because he would keep breaking them.
10th Jun '17 6:56:03 AM DustSnitch
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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}}, and the trope PassionPlay.

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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}}, and the trope PassionPlay.
PassionPlay. And for the religion the Gospels kicked off, see UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}}.
5th Jun '17 10:18:08 AM DustSnitch
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* BackFromTheDead: Famously, Lazarus--and Jesus. Other examples include a girl in Mark 5.

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* BackFromTheDead: Famously, Lazarus--and Jesus. BackFromTheDead:
** Upon hearing of the death of his friend Lazarus, Jesus comforts Lazarus's family and then calls upon Lazarus to emerge from the tomb he was just buried in.
** Three days after being Christ is publicly executed and buried in a well-guarded tomb, two women devastated by his death find the tomb empty, only for Jesus Christ to soon reveal himself fully alive, with the scars to prove he truly fid die.
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Other examples include a girl in Mark 5.



* BreakTheHaughty: The prodigal son.

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* %%* BreakTheHaughty: The prodigal son.



* ChurchgoingVillain: Jesus frequently lambasted people (especially the Pharisees, who He believed should have known better) for acting religious while oppressing others.

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* ChurchgoingVillain: Jesus frequently lambasted people (especially the Pharisees, who He believed should have known better) for acting religious while oppressing living life only to attain more wealth and power at the expense of others.



* [[GratuitousForeignLanguage Gratuitous Aramaic]]: The New Testament was largely written Koine Greek, except for the occasional Aramaic phrase (translated into Greek for convenience). The most famous of these is Jesus' cry from the cross:

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* [[GratuitousForeignLanguage Gratuitous Aramaic]]: GratuitousForeignLanguage: The New Testament was largely written Koine Greek, except for the occasional Aramaic phrase (translated into Greek for convenience). The most famous of these is Jesus' cry from the cross:



* SecretKeeper: Jesus insists to the Apostles that witness him transfigurate into a heavenly form, flanked by Moses and Elijah, that they speak to no one about it until after Christ has risen from the dead.



* ShamingTheMob: "Let the one who is without sin cast the first stone."

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* %%* ShamingTheMob: "Let the one who is without sin cast the first stone."
4th Jun '17 12:54:11 PM DustSnitch
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The first four books of the [[Literature/TheBible New Testament]], chronicling the life of one [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} Jesus of Nazareth]]. 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 [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} Jesus Christ, the son of Nazareth]]. David, the son of Abraham]]. Their name means "[[MeaningfulName Good News]]"; the idea behind the Gospels is that they exist as to record the "good news" of Jesus's death and resurrection and allow that news to be spread by Christians to the world. As a result, each of the four has a slightly different tone and target.



* ''John'' - The most introspective Gospel, written for Christians. The film called ''Film/TheGospelOfJohn'' recreates the account word-for-word from the Good News Translation.

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* ''John'' - The most introspective Gospel, written for Christians. The film called ''Film/TheGospelOfJohn'' recreates Christians and details the account word-for-word from the Good News Translation.
divinity of Jesus as "the Word of God."



* {{Bookends}}: In the Gospel of Mark, when Jesus is baptized, the heavens split in half and God announces that Jesus is His son. At [[spoiler:the crucifixion, a curtain depicting the heavens in the temple tears in half and exposes the Ark of the Covenant (figuratively God's presence)]].

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* {{Bookends}}: In the Gospel of Mark, when Jesus is baptized, the heavens split in half and God announces that Jesus is His son. At [[spoiler:the the crucifixion, a curtain depicting the heavens in the temple tears in half and exposes the Ark of the Covenant (figuratively God's presence)]].presence).



* ContemplateOurNavels: John.

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* %%* ContemplateOurNavels: John.



%%* CrucifiedHeroShot: [[spoiler:Jesus]]. The TropeNamer, though not necessarily the original.

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%%* * CrucifiedHeroShot: [[spoiler:Jesus]].Jesus. The TropeNamer, though not necessarily the original.



* HeelFaceTurn / HeelFaithTurn: Many examples of people who repent and decide to follow Christ.
* TheHeroDies: Warning: it's Jesus.
* HeroicSacrifice: The point of Jesus's death.
* HeroWithBadPublicity: Jesus.

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* %%* HeelFaceTurn / HeelFaithTurn: Many examples of people who repent and decide to follow Christ.
* %%* TheHeroDies: Warning: it's Jesus.
* %%* HeroicSacrifice: The point of Jesus's death.
* %%* HeroWithBadPublicity: Jesus.



* HopeSpot: Pilate tries to have [[spoiler:Jesus]] released, but the mob insists on [[spoiler:his crucifixion]]. Although Pilate was a jerk, depending on who you talk to. In other branches, he's a saint. Literally.

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* HopeSpot: Pilate tries to have [[spoiler:Jesus]] Jesus released, but the mob insists on [[spoiler:his crucifixion]].his crucifixion. Although Pilate was a jerk, depending on who you talk to. In other branches, he's a saint. Literally.
4th Jun '17 12:23:43 PM DustSnitch
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--> '''Jesus''':" ''Go ye therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I commanded you: and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world."''

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--> '''Jesus''':" ''Go -->'''Jesus''': "''Go ye therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I commanded you: and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world."''
4th Jun '17 12:22:59 PM DustSnitch
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--> '''Jesus''':"''Go ye therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I commanded you: and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world."''

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--> '''Jesus''':"''Go '''Jesus''':" ''Go ye therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I commanded you: and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world."''
26th May '17 7:47:17 PM DustSnitch
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* GodIsGood: He'll forgive you if you repent.
* AGodAmI: Jesus claiming divinity by saying "before Abraham was, I AM."

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* GodIsGood: He'll The good news (or gospel, for the more titularly inclined) is that God has taken the form of UsefulNote/{{Jesus}} Christ, who has come to tell humanity that God is willing to forgive you if you repent.
* AGodAmI: Jesus claiming divinity by saying "before Abraham was, I AM."
any wrongdoing so long as one is willing to repent. During the King of Kings's ministry on Earth, he heals the sick, fights off demons, decries the hypocrites, and speaks to the outcasts of societies, from prostitutes to the unorthodox Samaritans, all while speaking of the need to store treasure in Heaven and love all, even one's enemies. It all culminates in Christ accepting an excruciating death while begging for the forgiveness of those who executed him, only to rise from the dead three days later and proclaim that all who followed him would similarly find new life in Heaven.
24th May '17 9:21:41 AM VicGeorge2011
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* QuoteToQuoteCombat: In Luke 4 Satan tries to tempt Jesus into throwing himself from the highest point in the temple and quotes from the Psalms out of context to suggest that God will prevent Jesus from falling to his death. Jesus shoots back with "you shall not tempt the Lord your God" from the book of Deuteronomy.

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* QuoteToQuoteCombat: In Luke 4 Satan tries to tempt Jesus into throwing himself from the highest point in the temple and quotes from the Psalms out of context and {{Quote Mine}}d to suggest that God will prevent Jesus from falling to his death. Jesus shoots back with "you shall not tempt the Lord your God" from the book of Deuteronomy.
23rd May '17 3:09:50 AM VicGeorge2011
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** They cared only about external appearances and little about cleansing themselves from within, also being compared to whitewashed tombs that looked beautiful on the outside while being full of dead men's bones.
** They honor dead prophets that their forefathers have killed, with Jesus suggesting that they're no different from their forefathers.

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** They cared only about external appearances and little about cleansing themselves from within, with Jesus also being compared comparing them to whitewashed tombs that looked beautiful on the outside while being full of dead men's bones.
** They honor dead prophets that their forefathers have killed, with Jesus suggesting that [[NotSoDifferent they're no different from their forefathers.forefathers]].
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