Thursday, 15th April, 2021
Why are the Gospels’ Resurrection Accounts So Different?
Ps Mark Tan

Matthew 28, Mark 16, Luke 24, John 20

If you take the time to read each Resurrection account of the Gospel, you will find that the accounts are very different from one to another. How can this be? Why didn’t the writers get their story straight? Here are some reasons.

  1. We should actually give thanks to God that we have not one, not two, not three but FOUR accounts of the resurrection. These accounts, obviously not consolidated with each other, then give us four whole, testimonial evidence which in most cases is more than enough to prove the certainty of the event.
  2. We should also give thanks that each gospel writer sought not to write legends. Rather, each Gospel writer sought to give an independent, truthful account based on what they could remember as well as what they received from eyewitnesses of the same event. The fact that they are very different from each other tells us that the resurrection story isn’t propaganda, but truth which stood the test of time.
  3. Since the gospel accounts record different times of the very same event, there is actually a way to harmonize the gospel accounts. An example can be found in this link: https://www.gotquestions.org/resurrection-accounts.html
  4. The Gospels may vary in detail but their central claim remains the same: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. Then he appeared to his disciples and he continues to appear to us by His Holy Spirit so that like the apostle Paul, we would be born again in His eternal life and Providence (1 Corinthians 15:3-8)

What then should we do with this wealth of knowledge and confidence in the Gospel witnesses of the Resurrection? I encourage us that with such confidence, let us heed Jesus’ calling for us: to reach people for Christ in every nation, and walk with them to maturity (Matthew 28:18-20).

PRAYER:
Thank you, Lord for the opportunity to know of your glorious Resurrection and gospel. Please give us boldness to speak your word and to allow your Spirit to flow through us. Allow us to be focused on the tasks you have laid out for us as we follow your lead. Give us the ability to accept and overcome any obstacles that is in our path. Help us to discover new and exciting opportunities to advance your Kingdom. Protect us, guide us, and help us that our proclamation of your good news will fruitful. We ask these things in Jesus’ name, Amen.

每日灵粮
2021年4月15日,星期四

题目: 为什么福音书中的复活的记载.
如此不同?
作者:陈燕靖传道
翻译:黄姐妹
经文:马太福音28, 马可福音16,
路加福音24, 约翰福音20

如果您花时间阅读四福音书里的每个复活的记载,您会发现这些说明有时对同一件事情有不同的记载。怎么会这样?为什么作家们的看法和表达不一致?这里有一些原因。

实际上,我们应该感谢上帝,我们没有一个,不是两个,不是三个,而是四个有关耶稣复活的记载。这些记载显然没有相互合并,然后为我们提供了四个完整的见证和证据,在大多数情况下,这足以证明事件的确定性。

2.我们也应该感谢每位福音书作家不写传说。相反,每位福音书作家都根据他们能记住的东西以及从同一事件的目击者那里得到的东西,真实地叙述了他们所知道的耶稣基督。他们彼此之间非常不同的事实告诉我们,复活的故事不是宣传,而是经得起时间考验的事实。

3.由于福音书记录的是同一事件的不同时间,因此实际上存在一种协调各个福音书的方法”。
可以在此链接中找到一个示例:https://www.gotquestions.org/resurrection-accounts.html

4.福音书的细节可能有所不同,但其中心主张仍然是相同的:根据圣经,基督为我们的罪而死,被埋葬,并根据圣经在第三天复活。然后他向门徒显现,并继续借着他的圣灵向我们显现,使我们像使徒保罗一样,在他的永生和上帝中重生(哥林多前书15:3-8)

那么,我们既有了复活的福音见证如此丰富的知识和信心,我们该怎么去行?我鼓励,我们要以这种信心,顺服主耶稣的呼召,到万民中去传福音。(马太福音28:18-20)。

祷告:
感谢上帝,让我有机会了解您荣耀复活的福音。求主赐下圣灵充满我们,好让我们勇敢地传讲祢的福音。当我们跟随您的引导时能专注于您所为我们安排的任务。使我们有能力接受并克服我们前进道路上的任何障碍。

帮助我们发掘新的异象和契机来扩展你荣耀的国度。保护我们,引导并帮助我们,我们宣告传扬祢天国福音的消息大有果效,我们奉耶稣的名祈求,阿门。