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Biblical Edification

Are the gospels complete about Jesus?

by Theodore Wright.

Are the gospels of the New Testament actually an account of everything Jesus Christ did?

What Luke wrote was…

The former account I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, – Acts 1:1 (NKJV)


Yet, in the Bible verse just before that, John apparently says something else…

And there are also many other things that Jesus did, which if they were written one by one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. Amen. – John 21:25 (NKJV)


So, are the gospels the totality of what Jesus did and taught?
Or is it that it cannot all be written?   How is this explained?


For the answer, observe the end of the previous chapter…

And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.
– John 20:30-31 (NKJV)


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The purpose of the gospels of the New Testament is to give a complete testimony of all Jesus did that we may believe in Him for the forgiveness of all our sins, receive the free gift of everlasting life, as well as for us to live our lives rightly before God. It is all that Jesus did and taught within that context. Together with the Old Testament, the New Testament is the complete covenant of God.

No, you will find record of every time Jesus ate, sat down, slept, or had conversations unrelated to the gospel, nor is every repeated message of Jesus mentioned. Although, there do exist, in the gospels, certain repeated sayings of Jesus. The gospels together provide for you a complete picture of what God has done for you, through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. This is so that you may receive the wondrous gift of eternal life by placing your complete trusting faith in God’s Son Jesus Christ.

The subject of “alleged discrepancies of the Bible” makes a worthy study. Still, let it be pointed out that they are just simply that, ALLEGED. Before assuming the conclusion that the gospels or the Holy Bible are incorrect or essentially incomplete, perform a full analysis of the facts. Those who do not look for all the facts but draw such contrary conclusions are only seeking to prove a point to support their own desires and current lifestyle. Beware of such.

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The four gospels each emphasize the historical facts from the different perspectives of the individuals writing them.

While one can see the headlights were smashed and could report this.
The others, from their perspective, could not see this themselves.
Therefore, the testimony of what events occurred can vary per individual.


Do you want to know what Jesus Christ has said about the gift of eternal life which you may receive by trusting faith in God solely by Him? Yet is it, perhaps, you are only looking for what appears like “a good excuse” to reject Him to live what life you desire without regard for the eternal consequences? Don’t be hardened, trust Jesus to save you now.




For a read of the four gospels together, see pages on the Harmony of the Gospels.





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