The Four Gospels Essay

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Evan Sullivan Mrs. Bashaw RLGN 1330.01 25 November 2014 The Four Gospels and the Kingdom of Heaven Despite the amount of change since the Bible was written, the ancient books hold knowledge, wisdom and many lessons. In the four Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John alone there are numerous parables and teachings. One theme of the four Gospels is Jesus' teachings about the Kingdom of Heaven. This is an important and stressed theme because Jesus' teachings are unlike what the Jewish people had been practicing for years. Jesus preached the Kingdom of Heaven is more precious than anything imaginable on Earth. He explained in order to reach the Kingdom of Heaven you must accept The Holy Spirit and you cannot reach it from doing good alone. Jesus taught and demonstrated the Kingdom of Heaven is for everyone, the sinners, the poor and the weak. The four Gospels teach us that Jesus changed everything known prior about the Kingdom of Heaven. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John are known as the Four Gospels. In these books there are many messages and themes to learn and better from. One of the more difficult ideas is the Kingdom of Heaven is not of this world and is better than anything imaginable. This is hard to imagine because everything we know is earthly. The book of Matthew explains, "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is there your heart will be 1. Mayhue, Richard L., “The Kingdom of God: an introduction” also"(Matthew 6:19-21). Even the most valuable items on Earth are only temporary. The joy of being with the Father in the Kingdom of Heaven is forever and cannot be taken away. The complexity of the Kingdom of God does not allow us

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