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The feedings of the multitude in Matthew is one of the few parts where the gospel refers to itself symbolically, which naturally is a big hint, that it did not actually take place. When Jesus sees that the Apostles do not understand His warning of the teaching of the pharisees, He tries to make clear to them that bread means teaching - first by reminding ...


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Sure! The Apostle Paul summed it up quite well at 1 Corinthians 15:1-4. "Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand, vs2, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain. Verse 3, "For I delivered to you as of ...


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Any such 'summary' would, inevitably, be opinion based. Any supposed 'summary' of the word of Christ will diminish the whole volume of the words of Jesus and his ministry on earth during the days of his flesh (contained in four, separate accounts) and will diminish the doctrine of the gospel (expressed by six authors). This diminishing will, invariably, err ...


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Can the entirety of Jesus's teachings be summed up in a few words? A phrase or sentence? Since you reference Albert Einstein, I would like to reference Martin Luther. This way, I am able to give you an historical perspective to your question! Martin Luther put it in a nutshell centuries ago. For centuries now, there have been many formidable Bible scholars ...


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I believe Jesus' own summary of the gospel message is "repentance for the forgiveness of sins" (Luke 24:47; cf Mark 1:15, Acts 2:38). Obviously this needs a lot of fleshing out e.g. defining sin and repentance.


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Matthew 22:36-40 Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the ...


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