Background to Mark's Gospel - Intro.
WHEN? Mark's Gospel was said to be written in 64AD.
WHY? Christianity was spreading, people needed to know more about Jesus. Jesus' original followers were dying out.
What does Mark's Gospel mean to Christians?
- All Christians use it to lean about their faith and believe it to be the words of God. They find messages and meaning in the Bible relevant to the 21st Century,
FUNDAMENTALISTS: Bible is completely inspired by God and cannot contain errors.
LITERALITS: Are fundamentalists who believe the exact literal interpretation of the scripture.
LIBERALS: Believe that the writers of the Bible thought they were guided by God but were human and made mistakes.
CONSERVATIVES: Believe that the Bible is inspired but is not a scientific text.
"THIS IS THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT JESUS CHRIST, THE SON OF GOD" Mark 1:1