The term gospel comes from a Greek word that means “Good News” and refers to the story of the existence, miracles and postulates of Christ. This story is told in four books known by the name of those who narrated them (the evangelists) and that form the so-called New Testament.
In the Gospels the lifetime of Jesus and those teachings that he left to his disciples and on which most of the beliefs of the Catholic faith are based.
In these beliefs it is assumed that these four books were written by the evangelists Matthew, Juan, Luke Y frames and are known as the canonical gospels.
The apocryphal gospels They are, on the other hand, other books on the figure of Jesus that were born in the first decades of Christianity but that were not recognized or accepted by the Catholic Church.
The two source theory attempts to explain the similarities between the gospels of frames, Matthew Y Juan. He maintains that the frames is the oldest gospel and that served as a source for those of Luke Y Matthew. Furthermore, both evangelists used a second source known as Quelle Fountain (Q), who would have collected the sayings of Christ. The gospel of JuanFinally, it would have been the last to be written.
In a colloquial sense, a gospel is known as a absolute truth which is out of the question. For example: “The word of my father is the gospel for any member of the family”.
Doubts about the gospels
There are many theories about the veracity of the facts narrated in the Gospels, some of them based on the exaggerated contradictions that there is about the same events between some books and others. Many of these inconsistencies take place at one of the fundamental moments in the history of Jesus: his death. Here are some of them.
* One of them responds to the question of if really Judas kissed Jesus. Matthew (26: 48-50) affirms that they were, while John (18: 3-12) expresses that it was not possible since they were not close enough.
* Another is related to the moment when the veil of the temple was torn; Was it before or after death of Jesus? In Matthew 27: 50-51 and Mark 15: 37-38 it can be read that it was before, contrary to what is expressed in Luke 23: 45-46.
* Regarding what the centurion expressed when Jesus diedIn Luke 23:47 it is said that his words were “Truly this man was righteous”, while in Mark 15:39 it is read “he was the son of God.”
* Finally:Jesus went up to Darling The same day of his death? According to Luke 23:43, Jesus himself told the good thief that that same day he would be with him in paradise, while in John 20:17 he refused, because when Jesus met Mary Magdalene he told him that he had not yet ascended, when two days had passed since his death.