December 16, 2006
What do you think about the way Jesus is portrayed in the different gospels?
I think Jesus is portrayed as a righteous man who has a lot of power and influence. In the Gospels Jesus is also portrayed as God. In my understanding of the Gospels I believe Jesus is portrayed as the only perfect person to ever walk on the face of the earth. I believe that Jesus is portrayed as having some prophet-like knowledge, and he never goes out of his way to explain who he is. The Gospels portray Jesus as a divine being and he becomes a model human for Christians to use as a role How do you think the various portrayals of Jesus in the gospels compare with the common conception of Jesus in America today?
My belief of America's conception of Jesus has changed very little from the way the Gospels portrayed him many years ago. Most people think of Jesus as the only divine or perfect person that ever walked on earth. Jesus is thought of as a role model from which many Christian's get their strength and blueprints for life. I think in Today's society many Christians and non believers are looking for more concrete ideas of what is happening in the world currently and what may happen in the future. I think that as it is written in the bible many people are drawn to Jesus because he represents hope, love and a type of security that says no matter how bad things are here on earth there is a heaven and a paradise waiting for them after death. Has your view of Jesus changed as a result of our study in this class?
No my view of Jesus has not changed as a result of what we studied in class. I was born into a very religious and Baptist home and nothing we covered was any different than what I have been taught all my life. I always believed Jesus was human but in a divine presence and that his word was not too questioned. I don't think anything could change my beliefs and my love for Jesus. The very thought of Jesus...