CCEA Marks Gospel Revision

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Religion Revision (Marks Gospel)
Different ways Christians interpret the bible
Literalists These are people who believe in the exact literal
interpretation of the bible. For example the creation story: each day was
exactly twenty four hour period
Liberals The writers of the Bible were guided by God but because
they were human they could make mistakes. The Bible contains God's
word but must be interpreted by people. Much of the Bible is not
intended to be taken literally, but to present spiritual trust using parables,
imaginative stories and poetic writing. For example, the creation story:
these are early stories, composed to illustrate truth i.e. the nature of evil,
the basic goodness of Creation.
What Christians believe about the word of God?
>Christians believe that through the bible God speaks to his people.
They also believe the bible contains God's plan for humanity and has
inspired them to write it down
>Because the bible is God's word it means that it has the authority of
God behind it and this encourages us to believe what it says
>Christians also understand the word of God in a deeper sense. As
humans we use the words to communicate. The most important way in
which God communicates to humanity was through his son Jesus. In
this way Jesus is God's word made flesh
>When we hear the gospels being read we realise that through them
Christ is speaking to us. He is God's word
>Inspiration: Christians also believe that the writers of the Bible were
inspired to write as they did and what they did. This does not mean that
each heard God's voice and wrote down what he said. What it does
mean is that God encouraged them to write as they did. He helped them

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These writers then wrote them down and learnt from them.
The meaning of the term gospel
>The word "Gospel" means the good spell meaning good news.
Who was mark?
>It is believed that mark lived in Jerusalem. He was not one of the 12
disciples but he believed to have been closely connected to Peter
(Many scholars believe Mark to be the "interpreter" of Peter). Therefore
he was not an eyewitness to the ministry of Jesus.…read more

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Why did Mark write a Gospel?
>Mark wrote to comfort the Christians in Rome who were facing all kinds
of problems including the death penalty for practising illegal religion.
Mark wrote the Gospel for 4 things:
1. To preserve The first hand teaching of Jesus after the apostles
2. To encourage The Christians in Rome who were being
persecuted. It showed them that Jesus was also misunderstood
and rejected like they were
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Kerygma and Didache= ORAL TRADITION
2. It is generally accepted that Mark was very close to the apostle
Peter, therefore he did receive information from Peter who had
witnessed firsthand at the events of Jesus' ministry
3. Some words or sayings of Jesus may have existed in a written
form. Mark probably had access to such writings and collections
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The characteristics of the Gospel of Mark
1) The Gospel was written in primitive Greek. It is suggested that
Mark spoke Aramaic but wrote his Gospel in Greek because it
was the universal language
2) Certain details in the Gospel suggest an eyewitness account.
This eye witness was probably Peter e.g. The mention of a pillow
in the calming of the storm
3) The Gospel is not written for the Jewish reader because Mark
explains Jewish customs and translates Aramaic
expressions. E.g.…read more

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BC The Romans appointed Herod as King. As Herod was not a Jew,
the Jewish people never accepted him. He was king at the time of the
birth of Jesus. He died when Jesus was still a boy
84BC Birth of Jesus
AD1 Death of Herod
AD 2425 Around this time, Jesus began his mission
AD 26 Pontius Pilate made governor of the province Judea. After
Heords death, his three sons ruled the country.…read more

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Some looked to the benefits that were brought to Palestine such as
new roods and better sewage, also better law and order. Some admired
them that much they worked for them e.g. tax collectors
>Lots despised them and fought back with rebellion acts e.g. rioting
The Sanhedrin
>The Sanhedrin was the highest Jewish Council in Palestine. There
were 71 members made up of religious leaders called Pharisees and
>It had some power, although it was limited.…read more

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The Covenant with Noah
Noah built an ark and was saved from the flood along with his family
and friends and 2 of every kind of animal
God promised to never flood the earth again
The covenant with Abraham
God made a covenant that he would bless him and make him a great
Jews believe that they were chosen from out of all nations
The covenant with Moses
God gave Moses the 10 commandments on Mount Sinai
The Jewish Law
The Sabbath The word…read more

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The temple was important because it was the only place where the
Jew's could offer sacrifices to God. Sacrifices were made by a priest.
The temple contained one outer court and four enclosed courts
The Outer Court: The court of Gentiles
>This was inside the walls of the temple and was the only place gentiles
were allowed. Markets were held here and Moneychangers were here
as Caesar's head were not allowed in the Temple. Animals were sold
here for sacrifices.…read more

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Romans/NonJews). Believed in
the coming of the Messiah. They
thought the saviour would deliver
them from hardship. They did
believe in the resurrection of
the body after death. They
believed in life after death.
>Small group of upper class
leaders. They were very wealthy.
Most of them were priests. They
stayed friendly with the Romans
because they wanted to keep
Sadducees power. They did not believe in
the resurrection of the body
after death.…read more


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