Category Archives: New Testament

Matthew 17 – The Mount of Transfiguration

We have a partial account in the Gospel of Matthew of what happened on the Mount of Transfiguration, but we are clearly missing some things that happened here. Elder McConkie stated: “Our Synoptic authors make brief mention of-in reality it … Continue reading

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John 6:67 Will ye also go away?

Jesus asks his twelve disciples, “Will ye also go away?” (John 6:67) Peter gives the answer when he says, “to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.” (John 6:68)  Peter realizes that there is no other place, … Continue reading

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Sect of “The Way”, “The Nazarenes” & “Christians” : Names given to the Early Church

This is a great post on how the early Christians were viewed in the first century, highlighting that they were named Christians, Followers of The Way, and Nazarenes. Truly the first century church consisted of Jews. These Jews believed Jesus … Continue reading

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Jesus – The Misunderstood Messiah in the Gospel of Mark

One of the themes throughout the gospel of Mark is that Jesus is the Messiah, and that those who meet Jesus do not understand this fact. Who knows that Jesus is the Son of God? Clearly God the Father knows … Continue reading

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Mark 10:41 Why were the ten displeased with James and John?

One of the themes of Mark is misunderstanding. It seems that nobody really figures out who Jesus is in the text except for the author and you the reader. Everyone else seems to be in the dark regarding Jesus. Jesus … Continue reading

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Jesus Bridged the Gulf Between Paradise and Prison

And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf (χάσμα – Chasma, gaping opening, or impassable interval) fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that … Continue reading

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Seeing the composition of the Gospel of John

Possible Constructions of The Gospel of John According to Marie-Émile Boismard, the Gospel of John may have gone through four hypothetical stages of composition. Each stage is intricately involved with the life of the Johannine community: Document C. This was … Continue reading

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