Out of all the four Gospel books in the Bible, the Gospel of Mark is the shortest yet most detailed book. There are shocking truths hidden in the Gospel of Mark and Dr. Chris Green will reveal and explain those!
Gospel of Mark
In an episode of Go Deeper with Mark Chironna, Dr. Chris Green, a professor of Public Theology, talks about the deep truths in the book of Mark. His first revelation is about the baptism of Jesus Christ and how it reflects the Old Testament.
“In Israel’s exodus, both when they leave Egypt and when they leave the wilderness to go into the promised land, the waters part and they go through the dry ground. But when Jesus comes to the waters, the waters do not part. He goes down into them and Bob Ekblad has talked about what that signal is that Jesus is going down with Pharaoh and his armies.”
Baptism of Jesus
Dr. Chris then continued to explain that it symbolizes that Jesus came to save everyone.
“He is showing solidarity with all of those people who were lost in the flood. And all those people who are destroyed in the crashing of the red sea… Jesus is saving not only Israel but Egypt. He’s claiming Jew and Gentile which is the heart of the Gospel. All of us are claimed.”
And that baptism was done by Jesus for us. By going down into the water, he sanctified the water that will wash away our sins.
“Jesus is baptized not to wash away sin because He’s sinless. He’s baptized in order to sanctify the water to wash away our sins.”
He also shared about our calling and why God created us and commanded us to rule over the earth.
“Our calling as human beings is to mediate the holiness of God to the rest of creation and to mediate creation to God.”
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