Why four Gospels? This was always a question I had growing up in a Christian home and going to church very regularly from Sunday to Sunday. So I figured it was about time I figured it out for myself.
One thing is for sure. Matthew very much has a different flavour than each of the other Gospels. Each of the statements that he makes are inspired by the Holy Spirit, but I am one that believes that in some miraculous way, the LORD designed the Bible in such a way that the inspired writers were also given an opportunity to give of their personalities as well when writing. Matthew's Gospel is a very good example of a book whose author shines through - not as the main character - but as a grateful follower of Jesus Christ. As Warren Wiersbe explains in his introduction, Matthew's experience with Jesus in Matthew 9:9-17 shows a gracious exchange between a Saviour and the one needing to be saved. Matthew, a tax-collector and Jesus, a sinner-collector; rips Matthew from the hands of Satan and brings him into eternal life through his promises of resurrection. Matthew's Gospel, among other things, is a thank-offering for what Jesus has done in his life. Matthew's name, we are told, means 'Gift of God'. And so he is.
Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario CANADA and living and working in Turkey since 2012.
The Book of Jonah Published December 11, 2013
Memories of Turkey Published October 15, 2013
The Song of Psalms - Book II Published August 15, 2013
The Life of Joseph Published June 17, 2013
The Call Published May 09, 2013
Lessons from Sakin Published May 08, 2013
The Song of Psalms: Book I Published October 01, 2012
Psalm 23 Published July 29, 2011