Fewer Christians have the same familiarity with the gospel according to Jesus. This gospel is something Jesus taught using figurative language such as parables and metaphors.
This study examines the figurative parables, phrases, and words that are attributed to Jesus and His disciples. As an example, Matthew records that Jesus emphatically states, “Do not think that I came to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword” (Matt. 10:34). This statement alone appears to contradict with what most Christians believe a peace-loving Jesus represents!
What is the gospel or “good news” that Jesus taught? What is the figurative meaning of words such as “sword,” “leprosy,” and “water” for example? Did Jesus raise people from the dead back to a physical life? Did Jesus feed thousands with a few loaves of bread? Is there a figurative understanding to the miracle parables? Did Jesus confirm that sin is original? What did Jesus say about His return? These and other Biblical questions are addressed and explained by Jesus and presented in this study for the reader’s contemplation.
This book is a must-read for the sincere Christian who wants to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of who Jesus was and what He taught.