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Evolution In The Gospels: Jesus' Healing Capabilities?
I decided to show another example of the evolution in the Gospels. For other examples read the following articles...
Just to remind the readers.
All Christians are in agreement that the order of the dating of the Gospels are
Mark, then Matthew, then Luke and then John.
Now off to the argument...
I would first like to quote from the Gospel of Mark...
32That evening after sunset the people brought to Jesus all the sick and demon-possessed. 33The whole town gathered at the door, 34and Jesus healed many who had various diseases. He also drove out many demons, but he would not let the demons speak because they knew who he was.
Note that the verse states that ALL the sick and demon possessed people were brought to Jesus and he healed many of them. It did not say that he healed ALL of them.
Lets read this version in the Gospel of Matthew...
When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick.
Matthew realizing the problem of the account in Mark edited the story to make it seem like that Jesus healed ALL the people brought to him. However, in Mark we see that ALL were brought to Jesus and then Jesus healed many of them. Matthew is obviously trying to uplift the character of Jesus by revising the story to show that Jesus healed ALL of the many that were brought to him and not the other way around as shown in Mark.
Another example is found in the Gospel of Mark...
22They came to Bethsaida, and some people brought a blind man and begged Jesus to touch him. 23He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the village. When he had spit on the man's eyes and put his hands on him, Jesus asked, "Do you see anything?" 24He looked up and said, "I see people; they look like trees walking around." 25Once more Jesus put his hands on the man's eyes. Then his eyes were opened, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly.
Here we apparently see that Jesus had some difficulty in healing this blind person. When Jesus first spit on the blind person's eyes the blind person did not get cured right away. Jesus had to put his hands on the man's eyes a second time in order to completely cure him and then the man was able to see clearly.
However, we see that in Matthew Jesus had no problem curing blind people...
28When he had gone indoors, the blind men came to him, and he asked them, "Do you believe that I am able to do this?" "Yes, Lord," they replied. 29Then he touched their eyes and said, "According to your faith will it be done to you"; 30and their sight was restored. Jesus warned them sternly, "See that no one knows about this." 31But they went out and spread the news about him all over that region.
A third example....
Jesus said to them, "Only in his hometown, among his relatives and in his own house is a prophet without honor." He could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them.
Here we see that Mark says that Jesus could not do certain miracles.
Apparently Matthew was not pleased with this view and decided to revise the story...
But Jesus said to them, "Only in his hometown and in his own house is a prophet without honor." And he did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith.
Here we see that Matthew said that Jesus did not do many miracles.
Do you see the difference? In Mark we see that he said it as if Jesus did not have the ability to do the miracles and in Matthew we see that Jesus chose not to do the miracles.
There is a clear evolvement in the healing capabilities of Jesus Christ as you go from Mark (earliest Gospel) to Matthew (second earliest Gospel) in order to try and cover up his limitations and make him bigger than he ever was.
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