Reasons for writing the Gospel (2)

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  • Created on: 09-01-16 16:35

In the early days of the Church, there seemed no need for a Gospel - there were lots of eyewitnesses who would keep the memory of Jesus alive and pass on stories and teachings. In addition, early Christians were expecting the Second Coming when Jesus would return and all who were saved would enter the Kingdom of God. If the world was about to end, there would seem to be no need for a Gospel.

Why did a written Gospel become necessary?

1) The delay of the Second Coming: Gradually Christians realised that the second coming was not imminent. For example, Paul…


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