Response Paper on Gospel of Matthew

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University of Toledo
World Religions
Response Paper #2 on the Gospel of Matthew--Ali Abouahmed
The Gospel of Matthew is a book that the disciple Matthew wrote. It is the first book of
the New Testament and one of the three synoptic gospels. Matthew is the first book of the Bible
to introduce Jesus as the Son of God also known as the promised Messiah (Matthew 3:17). It
tells the message that Jesus brought to us. Jesus came performing many miracles, healing the
sick, casting out demons and teaching people to repent of their sins. According to the gospel he
performed these miracles often; one being he healed a man with Leprosy (Matthew 8:1-4). He
also spread the message of love. The religious people with authority were skeptical because of
who Jesus claimed he was. Jesus’s enemies accused him to be an imposter of God and sentenced
him to be crucified. The gospel of Matthew says that three days following his death, he
resurrected from the dead. Jesus’ death broke the barrier between people and God so they could
have a relationship with him. One of Jesus’s main messages in Matthew was that Jesus foretold
that in the last days, the good news of the Kingdom would be preached to all people. (Matthew
24:14) Jesus preached “the good news of the Kingdom,” and he wanted his disciples to do the
same after his death, and to spread his message of God. Jesus’s relationship to that message is
that he was sent by God to teach all of these people about the way that God wants them to live.