->''"'Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.' This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, 'Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.' On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets."''
-->-- '''Jesus''', Matthew 22:37-40

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.

* ''Matthew'' - Compares Old Testament scripture with Jesus’ deeds, to appeal to Jews.
* ''Mark'' - Estimated to be the oldest Gospel, written for the Romans, and portrays Jesus as the miracle worker.
* ''Luke'' - Written for Gentiles, and emphasizes Jesus as a NiceGuy who preached kindness and charity. Has the most in-depth look into his origin story and contains the most parables.
* ''John'' - The most introspective Gospel, written for Christians.

Matthew, Mark, and Luke are called the "Synoptic Gospels" because [[RashomonStyle they tell largely the same story]] (from Greek ''syn''=together, ''opsis''=seeing). It's generally accepted in modern Biblical scholarship that Mark was written first, and that Matthew and Luke[[note]]Or whoever wrote those books, but [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment let's not get into ''that'' fight]][[/note]] copied off of Mark and another source that no longer exists (usually called "Q", from [[GratuitousGerman German "Quelle", meaning "Source"]]) containing Jesus' sayings and parables. John is substantially different from the other three, and may have been included in the canon primarily because of its depth of theology despite the fact that it contradicts the Synoptics on the details of Jesus' life at certain points. Again, we must emphasize: the Gospels are supposed to be "good news", not "modern historiography"; the contradictions aren't meaningful in the face of the overall message.
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!!Tropes found in the Gospels:
* ActuallyIAmHim: Jesus did this from time to time. One example comes from John chapter 9, after curing a man of his blindness:
-->Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, and when he found him, he said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?”
-->“Who is he, sir?” the man asked. “Tell me so that I may believe in him.”
-->Jesus said, “You have now seen him; in fact, he is the one speaking with you.”
-->Then the man said, “Lord, I believe,” and worshiped him.
* AlternateEnding: In the earliest manuscripts of Mark's gospel, the story ends abruptly after the women discover Jesus' empty tomb, "and they were greatly afraid." Later versions, found in most [[Literature/TheBible Bibles]] today, expand the story with more details about His [[BackFromTheDead post-resurrection appearances]]. [[http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark+16&version=NIV Compare them here.]]
* AnAesop: The point of most of Jesus' parables.
* AncientRome: Judea (now part of modern-day Israel) was a Roman province during the time of Jesus.
* AsTheGoodBookSays: Jesus quotes the traditional interpretation of Old Testament quite a few times to make a point and contrast his [[TurnTheOtherCheek new Christian ethics]] with [[PayEvilUntoEvil the old Jewish ones.]]
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: The Gospels of Mark and Luke end with Jesus ascending to Heaven.
* AuthorAppeal:
** Luke, who was a doctor, notes several medical details in his accounts that the other authors glossed over, such as that the girl who Jesus brought back from the dead died of a high fever, or that Christ was sweating blood at Gethsemane.
** Ex-tax collector Matthew focuses on money. Example: He was the only one to say how much Judas was paid for his betrayal.
* BackFromTheDead: Famously, Lazarus--and Jesus. Other examples include a girl in Mark 5.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: For an IncorruptiblePurePureness who preaches love, kindness, and forgiveness, this wasn't the case when Jesus finds the merchants making His father's house into a den of robbers instead of a house of prayer. There's also His warnings [[DarkShepherd about eternal damnation in Hell if people don't repent.]]
* BittersweetEnding: Jesus is gone but the apostles vow to spread his message to the rest of the world.
* BiggerThanJesus: Ironically enough, Jesus himself invokes this trope, mentioning that he's "greater than Solomon" and "greater than Jonah" in a third-person kind of way.
* BookEnds: At the start of Mark the heavens are ripped apart allowing the Spirit to descend and enter Jesus. When Jesus dies at the end and the spirit leaves him the tapestry in the temple is also ripped apart. The same words are used in both places in the original Greek.
* ChildProdigy: Jesus is depicting discussing the Torah with much older and better learned men when he's only a preteen.
* ContemplateOurNavels: John.
* CorruptChurch: The Pharisees (the forerunners of rabbinical Judaism) don't get the most flattering depiction, since they were the chief philosophical opponents of Jesus.
* CrucifiedHeroShot: The TropeMaker.
* DealWithTheDevil: {{Satan}} tempts Jesus by offering him all the kingdoms of the world in exchange for just a little worship. Of course, [[IncorruptiblePurePureness Jesus didn't bite]].
* DeathEqualsRedemption: One of the two other criminals Jesus is crucified along with asks for forgiveness before he dies, and Jesus grants it to him. (The other one, though, is DefiantToTheEnd.)
* DecapitationPresentation: John the Baptist's head is put on a platter and delivered to Herod's wife.
* DeceptiveDisciple: Judas Iscariot.
* 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.
* DependingOnTheWriter: Jesus' character tends to vary quite a bit depending on who's describing him. The Jesus of Matthew is notably more short-tempered; the Jesus of John more mystical.
* DrivenToSuicide: Judas Iscariot, after feeling so remorseful of betraying the Messiah that he returned the money he was given for it to the high priests.
* TheDutifulSon: [[UrExample First appeared]] as the counterpart to the title character in Jesus' parable of the Prodigal Son. Jesus makes the point that he's not really morally superior to his wayward brother.
* EmpathicEnvironment: When Jesus is crucified, the sky turns dark (even though it's three in the afternoon), the curtain in the Temple (before the Holy of Holies) is torn apart and [[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies the dead rise again and start walking around.]] See TotalEclipseOfThePlot.
* EnemiesEqualsGreatness: Some verses such as Matthew 5:11-12 and John 15:18-20 deal with this as far as following Jesus is concerned. The former assures that being hated and persecuted leads to great rewards, whereas the latter assures that it's better to have enemies than to be God's enemy.
* EvilGloating: The Romans mock Jesus heavily while torturing him before finally killing him, asking him if he's really the King of the Jews. They even put up a sign above his head on the cross reading ''Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum'' (Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews). [[note]]And that's where that INRI thing comes from in paintings.[[/note]]
* ExactWords: Pilate insisted the sign on Jesus' cross should read "Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews." When the Pharisees asked him to make it say "This man ''said'' he is the king of the Jews," Pilate retorted, "What I have written, I have written."
* FaceDeathWithDignity: Jesus, the Garden of Gethsemane notwithstanding.
* FamousLastWords: Even these are in RashomonStyle: all of the Gospels have Jesus saying different things on the cross. (It's possible he said all of them, just at different times, or maybe it's just artistic license.) These are actually traditionally sermonized as the "Seven Last Sayings of Christ" around Easter.
* FirstLawOfResurrection: Jesus returns three earthly episodes after his demise.
* FlatEarthAtheist: Not quite atheists per se, but some people denied Jesus' divinity even immediately after watching Him perform real-life miracles.
* FlippingTheTable: Jesus does this with the moneychangers in the Temple.
* {{Forgiveness}}: A major concept in Jesus' teachings. Also part of his own DyingMomentOfAwesome, when he prayed "Father, forgive them; they know not what they do."
* FriendshipDenial: Peter does this to Jesus [[RuleOfThree three times]]. Then the rooster crows, Jesus looks at him, and Peter [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone becomes remorseful]].
* FriendToAllChildren: Jesus. He got quite annoyed with His disciples when they tried to stop children from "bothering" Him, explaining that little children had exemplary faith in the Kingdom of Heaven.
* GivingThemTheStrip: Mark 14:51-52 tells of a young man who witnessed the arrest of Christ. They grabbed him, but they caught his garment and he fled naked. Some theorize that the young man was [[SelfInsert Mark himself]] (because he's the only one who mentions the incident in his gospel).
* GoAndSinNoMore: Another TropeNamer, from Jesus' response to a woman caught in adultery (John 8).
* GodIsGood: He'll forgive you if you repent...
* GoodIsNotNice: Jesus says [[MartialPacifist "I come not to bring peace but a sword".]]
* GoodIsNotSoft: Jesus, although this is mainly aimed at Satan, the Pharisees, and the merchants who defiled the temple.
* GoodSamaritan: The TropeNamer, from Luke 10.
* GoodShepherd: Jesus, of course.
* HealingHands: Jesus spent a great deal of time healing sick people.
* HeavenSeeker: with Jesus and most of his followers.
* HeelFaceDoorSlam: After betraying Jesus and regretting it, Judas tried to get the Sanhedrin to reverse the transaction, but they would have none of it. He was DrivenToSuicide as a result.
* 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.
* HolierThanThou: Jesus thoroughly berated the religious leaders of his time for being like this. Needless to say, they didn't take it well.
* IKissYourFoot: The sinful woman in the gospel of Luke, who pays a visit to Jesus during a supper he has with a Pharisee, cries tears on His feet, wipes them clean with her hair, kisses the feet, and anoints them with oil. Jesus Himself goes to the trouble of washing His disciples' feet in the gospel of John, showing the example of humility that they must follow.
* ImplausibleDeniability: After Jesus' Resurrection, the Jewish leaders [[EveryManHasHisPrice bribed the guards]] to say they were asleep and the disciples stole His body. However, this alibi leaves the little questions of why they were asleep at their post, and how they knew exactly what was going on while they were asleep!
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Jesus is not only the son of God, but the only man who has ''never'' sinned a single time in his life. It is important to notice that while he never sinned, theologians and religious folk will point out that he faced every temptation known to man, but rejected all of them ''without'' using his godly powers, in order to set an example for mankind.
* InsigniaRipoffRitual: The "rip up the check" variation appears here, with Judas Iscariot throwing the 30 pieces of silver he was paid to betray Jesus back at the people who paid him it before hanging himself in shame.
* 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.
* JacobMarleyWarning: Invoked in the parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus. After his death, the Rich Man in {{hell}} asks Abraham to send a warning to his surviving brothers so they can repent and avoid his fate. Abraham [[SubvertedTrope subverts the trope]], however, explaining that if they didn't believe [[Literature/TheBible Moses and the prophets]], they wouldn't believe a ghostly messenger either.
* JesusSaves: TropeNamer.
* JesusTheEarlyYears: Except for His birth and a brief ([[CallToAdventure but important]]) story that takes place when He was twelve, the Gospels are [[AvertedTrope pretty much silent on this]]; we just get a TimeSkip to His early thirties when He took up the preaching gig. [[StockUnsolvedMysteries Speculation abounds]]. The [[OccamsRazor most likely but boring explanation]] is that He just spent His time working for His dad's carpentry business, which wasn't exciting enough to write about.
* JesusTaboo: [[CaptainObvious Averted]].
* JesusWasWayCool: ZigZagged, perhaps on account of being an UnbuiltTrope. There are many moments when people regard {{Jesus}} as totally awesome, but just as many moments when He's abandoned, misunderstood, hated, and finally executed-- sometimes by the very same people who thought He was so cool a few chapters before.
* JewsLoveToArgue: A large part of the action involves Jesus arguing with the Pharisees, or with His own disciples, about the right interpretation of the Laws of Moses. (Note that Jesus Himself was Jewish too, of course.)
* JumpedAtTheCall: This happened with most of the apostles. Jesus would simply say "Follow me," and they would drop everything they were doing and follow Him. Only the Gospel of Luke among the Synoptics has Peter hesitate to follow the call because he is a "sinful man". In the Gospels of Mark and Matthew he just follows without comment.
* KneelBeforeZod: The Devil tries to tempt Jesus into doing this, [[ShutUpHannibal but he refuses and tells him off.]]
* LoveRedeems: Very, very much the theme of Jesus' teachings, as exemplified in John 3:16:
--> "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
* ManlyTears: ''"Jesus wept."''
* ManySpiritsInsideOfOne:
** Jesus exorcises a demon-possessed man who identifies himself as "Legion, because we are many." If taken at face value that would indicate about a ''thousand'' demons. The demons are cast into a herd of swine, which they destroy.
** Mary Magdalene, in one of the few definite statements about her in Scripture, is said to have have had seven demons cast out of her.
* MeaningfulName: Jesus' real name, Yeshua, means "He saves".
* MeaningfulRename: Jesus gives Simon the new name "Peter", which means "rock", signifying that he will be the rock on which Jesus will build his church, according to Catholic interpretations.
* MeeknessIsWeakness: Jesus preached that the meek are blessed and said "I am meek and humble of heart." However, the "weakness" part is pretty thoroughly {{defied}} by Jesus' BadassPacifist tendencies.
* MessianicArchetype: At least the TropeCodifier if not the [[TropeMakers Trope Maker]].
* MoralEventHorizon: In-universe. Matthew 12:31-32, Mark 3:29, and Luke 12:10 mentions the "unforgivable sin" of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit.
* MusicalEpisode - Luke is chock full of moments where people just burst into song.
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg:
** The attitude above under IntimidatingRevenueService sets up the following plum bit of narration in [[http://bible.cc/luke/7-29.htm Luke 7:29]]: "When all the people and the tax collectors heard this..."
** After His resurrection, Jesus tells the women to "Go tell his disciples and Peter." This is an {{inversion}} of the trope, however, since Jesus is saying "Despite his FriendshipDenial, make sure that Peter knows [[{{Forgiveness}} he's still included.]]"
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone:
** Peter, quite literally, after he [[FriendshipDenial denied he knew Jesus]] [[RuleOfThree three times]], and heard the [[CockADoodleDawn rooster crow]].
** Also Judas. After he betrayed Jesus, he tried to give back the money he was paid for doing the deed, [[DrivenToSuicide and then hanged himself]].
* NarratorAllAlong: "John" is written in a third-person omniscient voice, but at the end, the author confirms that the unnamed "disciple whom Jesus loved" was in fact John himself.
* NeverAcceptedInHisHometown: Jesus even [[LampshadeHanging comments]] on this.
* NiceJobBreakingItHerod: Matthew's account of Herod's attempted murder of the infant Messiah is the TropeMaker.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: John's gospel says that {{Satan}} entered into Judas to make him betray Jesus, leading to Jesus' death-- which directly brought about the forgiveness of sins, the Resurrection, and the founding of the Christian faith.
* NoSympathyForGrudgeholders: Jesus states in Matthew 6:15 that God won't forgive those who aren't willing to forgive others.
* OneSteveLimit: {{Averted}}.
** Given the political climate of the time, lots of people were named Jesus, hence him always being referred to as "Jesus of Nazareth". Tradition states that Barabbas, the man released in Jesus' place, was also named Jesus [[note]]Barabbas, or Bar Abba in Aramaic, is actually his last name, meaning "son of the Father".[[/note]]
** Among Jesus' disciples, there were two men named Jacob, two named Judas, and two named Simon (one had to be [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname nicknamed]] "Peter"). On one occasion, John has to introduce dialogue by saying, "Judas, [[NamesTheSame not Iscariot]], said..."
*** "Judas who is not called Iscariot" is now known as St. Jude, patron of lost causes, because so few people would pray to him on account of the similarity.
*** What makes even less sense is that he was only called Judas in Luke and John, while Matthew and Mark call him Thaddeus. Why he's called St. Jude instead of St. Thaddeus (which would be far less confusing) is still a mystery.
** The Book of John, written by John the Apostle, opens up by introducing another John, John the Baptist.
** Also, depending how you count, there may be as many as four women (and definitely at least two) named Mary, apart from Jesus' Mother.
** There are two kings called Herod--Herod the Great and Herod Antipas.
* OpenMouthInsertFoot: Peter does this a few times.
* PalsWithJesus: TropeMaker.
* PayEvilUntoEvil: Inverted by Jesus, who tells people to TurnTheOtherCheek, instead.
* PhosphorEssence / PowerGlows / HolyBacklight: Jesus, during the Transfiguration.
* PositiveDiscrimination: The Samaritans are depicted in a positive light several times, most famously in the story of the Good Samaritan. This is because they were AcceptableEthnicTargets at the time and there was a lot of mutual enmity between them and the Jews.
* QuoteToQuoteCombat: In Luke 4 Satan tries to tempt Jesus into throwing himself from the highest point in the temple and quotes from the Psalms 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.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: When Jesus chose his twelve Apostles, he didn't pick scholars educated in religious law to help spread his message. (Well, actually, he did, [[SixthRanger when Paul]] [[HeelFaceTurn was converted]], [[{{Sequel}} but that didn't happen until Acts]].) Instead, he picked a [[EvilDebtCollector tax collector]], a [[LaResistance terrorist (possibly)]], a thief (and [[ObviousJudas ultimately, traitor]]) who stole from the disciples' treasury, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking a handful of fishermen]].
* RasputinianDeath: Crucifixion is a ''[[CruelAndUnusualDeath horrible]]'' way to die, no doubt about it. It could take days before the victim died of blood loss, dehydration and exposure to the elements, which is why the victims' legs were broken on the day after to speed up the process [[note]]this would put pressure on their lungs and make them suffocate, basically a MercyKill[[/note]]. When they go to do this to Jesus, though, they find he's already dead. (Note that he was also [[ColdBloodedTorture tortured severely for hours]] before being put on the cross and forced to carry the big heavy thing all the way to the execution site.)
* RealMenLoveJesus: Oh yes. Most of the disciples qualify, for a start.
* RashomonStyle: There's a reason this page isn't called "The One Gospel." The four different versions of the story mostly serve to complement and expand on each other, though a few points are harder to reconcile. For example, the Synoptic Gospels do not all include the same events, nor do they record them in the same sequence. Among scholars, this is known as the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gospel_harmony "Harmony of the Gospels"]]; you can even buy editions of Literature/TheBible that lay out the four accounts side by side for easy comparison.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Matthew 23 was this from Jesus against the Pharisees.
-->'''Jesus:''' How terrible it will be for you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs that look beautiful on the outside but inside are full of dead people's bones and every kind of impurity.
* RuleOfThree: Peter's denials, and in the book of John, Jesus asking Peter if he loved Him.
* ShamingTheMob: "Let the one who is without sin cast the first stone."
%% * [[ShrugOfGod Shrug Of Jesus]]: Not even the Son of God knows when the End of the World is.
* ShutUpHannibal: Jesus refuting all of Satan's temptations in the desert.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The name "Jesus" is an Anglicized rendering of the Latin "Iesus", from the Greek "Iesous" in the oldest manuscripts, from an Aramaic original most often given as "Yeshua" (in turn a shortened form of the Hebrew "Yehoshua", i.e. "[[Literature/BookOfExodus Joshua]]" in the Old Testament.)
* TheSpeechless: Zechariah, father of John the baptist, was unable to speak for a time because he did not believe the angel Gabriel when he said that he would have a son.
* StarOfBethlehem: Matthew provides the UrExample.
* StealingFromTheTill:
** One of Judas' character flaws, brought up when he is among one of the disciples to complain when Mary the sister of Martha anoints Jesus, saying that the perfume could've been sold and the proceeds used to feed the poor...
--> "He did not say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief; as keeper of the money bag, he used to help himself to what was put into it."
** Jesus also used the Parable of the Shrewd Manager (in which an unethical housekeeper commits accounting fraud to ensure that he has friends once he's fired from his current job) to illustrate that if godless heathens are willing to go to such lengths for temporary gains, then the disciples should be all the more wise when it comes to eternal glory.
*** Historical context actually suggests that the steward is not actually committing fraud, but that he is removing his commission from his master's debtors payments. He had previously committed dishonest acts, but his behavior in the parable itself is clean.
* StealthHiBye: Post resurrection, Jesus makes sudden appearances even in locked rooms, and then disappears just as suddenly.
* {{Streaking}}: Possibly an UrExample in Mark, where a young man wearing a sheet drops it when a guard tries to capture him and runs away in the buff.
* TakeAThirdOption: (Matthew 22) Are we answerable to God or to earthly powers such as the Romans? [[note]]Many Jews were pretty much sick of the Romans by this point and had no desire to pay taxes to support Roman idolatry and hedonistic living. The last thing they would have wanted to hear was a command to pay their taxes. If Christ had said that this was unnecessary, though, well...[[/note]] (John 7-8) Will Jesus say that a woman caught in the act of adultery should be stoned or not? [[note]]If Christ had said that she shouldn't be stoned, the Pharisees would have accused Him of violating the laws of Moses. If He had said that she should, He would likely have been turned over to the Romans, who didn't allow the Jews to perform their own executions.[[/note]]
** Both times, the Pharisees were attempting a MortonsFork, but Jesus succeeded in CuttingTheKnot.
* ATasteOfTheLash: Pilate has Jesus scourged in an attempt to placate the mob that's calling for Jesus' crucifixion. They still want him dead.
* [[TheyJustDontGetIt They Just Don't Get It]]: Happened often with Jesus' disciples. At one point, Jesus even exclaimed in frustration, "Don't you understand even yet?"
** They didn't even get it after meeting the resurrected Jesus in person until He explained the Bible to them.
* TheThreeWiseMen: They make their [[UrExample first appearance]] here, though Matthew doesn't specify that there were three exactly (that's a [[WordOfDante later tradition]] due to them bringing three gifts).
* TimeTravelTenseTrouble: In the Gospel of John, Jesus [[AGodAmI claims divinity]] by saying, "Before Abraham was, I am!" It seems that omnipresence involves just as much verb confusion as time travel does. (Jesus is also giving a ContinuityNod to the name of {{God}} revealed to Moses in the Old Testament, "I Am that I Am.")
* TotalEclipseOfThePlot: According to Mark, Luke and Matthew, a period of darkness occurred during Jesus' crucifixion, lasting from noon to 3 o'clock in the afternoon. It couldn't have been a solar eclipse -- not only because it lasted three hours, but also because the crucifixion took place on the first day of Passover, which is held at full moon when solar eclipses cannot occur. Nevertheless, the evangelists probably imagined it as a total solar eclipse.
* TurnTheOtherCheek: TropeNamer.
* {{Ungrateful Bastard}}s: Jesus healed ten lepers, and only one of them, a Samaritan, bothered to thank Him.
** Jesus also told the parable of a man who, after having his debts forgiven by his master, went after a fellow servant who owed him a mere pittance in comparison.
* UrbanLegend: DiscussedTrope InUniverse. Rumors were flying all over the place about Jesus' true identity, and only Peter (via divine intervention) gets it right; in the Gospel of John the author dismisses a rumor that "the disciple Jesus loved" wouldn't die--no, Jesus only said "''if'' I wanted him to live until I came, what's that to you?"
** The Mormons still took it literally, and Joseph Smith even claimed to have met John.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: The Pharisees and the High Priests.
* VoiceOfTheLegion: A [[DemonicPossession demon-possessed]] man [[TropeNamer named the trope]], identifying himself by saying, "My name is Legion, for we are many."
* WalkOnWater: Jesus did this, on the Sea of Galilee. So did Peter, briefly.
* WhatTheHellHero: Jesus encourages His followers to invoke this if other followers do something wrong in Luke 17:3:
-->''Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.''
* WhoWillBellTheCat: "Let the one who is without sin cast the first stone."
* WithUsOrAgainstUs: Jesus states in passages such as Matthew 12:30 and Luke 11:23 that if you're not for Him, then you're against Him. In other words, neutrality in Him doesn't exist, and the person will either accept Him as savior or not.
* ZombieApocalypse: Matthew 27:52-53:
-->''The tombs also were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised. After his resurrection they came out of the tombs and entered the holy city and appeared to many.''
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