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Who does the writer of Luke's gospel believe Jesus to be?

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Who does the writer of Luke's gospel believe Jesus to be? The writer of Luke's gospel, when writing on the subject of who Jesus was, can obviously write down an altered version of what actually happened in order to portray a Jesus who is who he believes him to be. For example if the writer of Luke's gospel thought that Jesus was nothing more than a mad old fool wandering around claiming to be God's son, he could easily alter history in order to make Jesus appear to be different to what he actually was, maybe by adding pauses after questions were asked to him, to make it look like Jesus was making up the answers and wasn't really as wise as he might have been in real life. This would make Jesus look like a fake. So obviously the writer of Luke's gospel's opinion will affect the way he writes about Jesus, and will affect who we think Jesus is. ...read more.


However, Jesus' response shows that he is quite sure of himself, as at that time Jesus cured many people of their sickness, disease and evil spirits, and gave sight to many blind people. Jesus also said; "Go back and tell John what you have seen and heard; the blind can see, the lame can walk, those who suffer from dreaded skin diseases are made clean (healed), the deaf can hear, the dead are raised to life, and the good news is preached to the poor. How happy are those who have no doubts about me!" By this Jesus is saying that he has no doubt about the fact that he is the chosen one. The writer of Luke's gospel also makes it pretty clear that Jesus has performed great miracles, and lists a string of miracles that Jesus has performed. This shows that the writer of Luke thinks that Jesus has performed many miracles and is therefore a great man. ...read more.


Then Jesus asks his disciples what they believe him to be, and Peter answered without hesitation, "You are God's Messiah." Then Jesus gave them strict orders not to tell this to anyone. He also said to them: "the son of man must suffer much and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the teachers of the law. He will be put to death, but three days later he will be raised to life." - This is a piece of information that is unlikely to be known by Jesus at the time. It is likely that the writer of Luke's gospel has edited this back into the story, after knowing that it would happen at the end. This could have been done to simply enhance the story, or to make Jesus look like an even greater man, by being able to read the future. The writer of Luke's gospel may have wanted Jesus to do this because he believes that Jesus is the son of God and wants to make the reader agree with him by making Jesus look better. ...read more.

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