Doubt did not prevent Jesus from raising Lazarus or Himself from the dead. It did, however, rob Thomas of joy and fellowship with Christ during parts of these events.
The modern Christian church requires no penitence for fellowship. You can bring your sin right along with you! This idea is obviously foreign to scripture.
The gospel clearly explains to us that, yes, we are sinner, but that is whom Christ came to save!
Having every detail about Who Jesus is and exactly how He saved His people is very important in order to honor Him properly here on earth. But while a man’s confession may be flawed, his salvation is still secure in the finished work of Christ!
It would seem that John wants us all to be able to lay our head on Jesus’ chest.
Jesus tells James that he would follow Him through sufferings. As recorded in Acts 12, James became the first martyr among the Apostles. He wanted to be where Jesus was and his desire was fulfilled.
The gospel is not a warning that judgment is coming. It is a declaration that the judgment has been made and the elect are justified in Christ.
John desires that his readers have a full understanding of the deity of Christ so that they may live a life of liberty in Jesus.
Luke’s Perspective Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us, Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word; It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of … Continue reading Luke’s Perspective
Mark’s general picture of Jesus is as the suffering servant.