Great men of god Essay

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great men of god






Throughout history our society has chose to recognize and remember certain individuals
that have had a dramatic influence on our lives. Some of these individuals were of an evil
nature, such as Hitler, but I would like to believe that the majority of the people we
remember were the ones that had a positive influence on history, such as Jesus Christ and
Martin Luther King Jr. I would like to reflect on the men who served a higher power that
they called abba, father, or as we would recognize today, God.


Jesus Christ is worshiped around the world as being the savior of all mankind. His birth
was a miracle because he was born from a virgin. Taken from the Holy Bible, in Matthew
1:18-25, it states that Mary (the virgin) was to marry Joseph, but before they were
married, she found out she was pregnant with the Son of God. Joseph was a man of good
morals and was ashamed when he heard of Mary being with child. He planned to divorce her
in private so she wouldn’t be disgraced. An angel from God came to Joseph in a
dream and told him, “’Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home
as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give
birth to a son and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people
from their sins.’” Joseph awakened and obeyed the angel of God, and He and
Mary were married. “But he had no union with her until she gave birth to a son. And
he gave him the name Jesus.”

In a radio interview with the host Bob Edwards of the Morning Edition, and his guests
Bruce Metzger, Professor, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Michael Coogan, Professor,
Stonehill College, they discussed the history behind the story of Christmas. In their
discussion they brought up the fact the Jesus was called “Jesus of Nazareth”
but that the messiah was supposed to be from Bethlehem. They go on about the fact that if
he was born in Bethlehem, then why is he called Jesus of Nazareth. Why Jesus would be from
Nazareth and not Bethlehem, has led us to many questions and a lot of possible answers,
such as, according to Michael Coogan, the idea that Jesus might have been from Nazareth
all along.

In my opinion, I see the gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) to be very repetitious. I
also think though, that if something is said more than once, that the person who is saying
it wants it to be remembered because it is important. Jesus’ life and death are
described through out the gospels numerously. Meaning that his time on this earth was very
important, and that he should be remembered.

Throughout his life, Jesus performed many miracles. Examples of these miracles can be
found in the Holy Bible in the gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John). I would have to
say that my favorite miracle performed by Jesus would have to be when Jesus fed the four
thousand, in Mark 8:1-13. Jesus was surrounded by a large crowd and felt compassion for
them. He wanted to provide food for everyone so they would be strong enough to travel back
to their homes. They only had seven loaves of bread and a few fish, but after Jesus gave
thanks and broke the bread, he told his disciples to pass out the food, and they did. When
everyone was finished eating there was seven basketfuls of broken pieces left.


Jesus Christ lived a short, yet extremely meaningful life. Starting with his miraculous
birth, his life was full of awesome displays of God and ended with a gory triumph. His
death was why he was sent to earth. In Matthew 27:22-26, it tells of when Jesus was being
judged by Pilate. It states that Pilate, who was the governor at that time, said,
“’What shall I do, then, with Jesus who is called Christ?’ Pilate asked.
They all answered, ‘Crucify him!’”

“‘Why? What crime has he committed?’ asked Pilate. But they shouted all
the louder, ‘Crucify him!’” Pilate knew his efforts weren’t
getting him anywhere. Rather they were causing the crowd to get excited. “He took
water and washed his hands in front of the crowd. ‘I am innocent of this man’s
blood,’ he said. ‘It is your responsibility!’” Everyone
responded, “Let his blood be on us and on our children!” Barabbas was set
free to the crowd, and Jesus was “flogged” and “crucified”.

Flogging was a punishment well known in Roman execution. The instrument most commonly used
was a whip, short in length with several single or braided leather thongs varying in
length that contained sharp pieces of sheep bones or tiny iron balls. For this punishment,
the man was stripped naked and tied by the hand to an upright post. Two soldiers, or one
who alternated positions, would flog the back, buttocks and legs of their prisoner.
Depending on the character of the soldiers the severity of the flogging could vary. The
purpose of flogging was to weaken the victim to the point where they were just about to
collapse or die. Often times after the flogging, the soldiers would jeer at the victim .

By custom the condemned man was forced to carry his cross, after being flogged, to the
place of crucifixion. In Matthew 27: 32-34 it says, “As they were going out, they
met a man from Cyrene, named Simon, and they forced him to carry the cross.” Jesus
was probably so severely beaten that he could not carry his own cross.

“They came to a place called Golgotha (which means The place of the skull). There
they offered Jesus wine to drink, mixed will gall; but after tasting it, he refused to
drink it.” Once the victim reaches the place of crucifixion- in Jesus case it was
Golgotha- he is given a drink of wine mixed with myrrh, also known as gall. Gall is
considered a mild analgesic. Jesus’ hands and feet were nailed to the cross. It took
around nine hours for Jesus to die on the cross according to Matthew 27:46. The death
itself was completed and Jesus’ body was placed in a tomb and buried. Three days
after his death there was a violent earth quake and Jesus arose from the dead. He was
more than a great man of God; he was the Son of God. His life was a symbol of perfection
to all who knew him. While sharing the truth of life with people on this Earth, Jesus knew
he would die. He was willing to die for what he believed in, which is something most of us
would not even consider doing.



Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. He was raised
in the African-American Baptist church. One of the distinguishing beliefs of the Baptists
is religious liberty. It “is important to Baptists who assert that man is free under
God in all matters of conscience and has the right to embrace or reject religion, to
choose or change his faith, and to preach, teach, and worship publicly and privately, with
due respect to the rights of others.” The King family was very adamant about their
faith and religion.

As a young boy, King was displeased with the emotional aspect of religion and was unsure
of interpretations from scripture being taken literally. In spite of this, he thought
very highly of “black social gospel proponents,” like his father, who looked
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