Yes, if John Mark can write and testify…Can’t I–Can’t you?

“Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.”  Mark 1:35

The true author of this gospel: scholarIMG_6194s argue:  was he the one who accompanied the apostle Paul, cousin of Barnabas?  Was he the close companion of Peter–like a son?

1 Peter 5:13
She who is in Babylon, chosen together with you, sends you her greetings, and so does my son Mark. 

 

After reading Mark’s Gospel, I notice the author’s fervor and intensity to get the story of Jesus to the reader.

Clipped.  Short. Pointed.  Direct.

Academics point to the audience.  Romans.  Christian Non Jews.

History tells that Mark went on to start the church in Alexandria, Egypt.

Mark tells of 18 miracles in his short gospel.  He must have believed in them without seeing them.  The trek to Alexandria to start the church required more than one miracle.

Mark: God’s Servant has Arrived–Identity; Authority; Compassion;Death; Resurrection–in 661 verses.

St. Thomas Aquinas, describing miracles: “To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one who has no faith, no explanation is sufficient.” Miracles and faith go hand in hand. 

On to Alexandria! 

 

 

 

 

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