Jesus Christ: Source of Our Salvation

Chapter 6: Gnostic Gospels vs. Synoptic Gospels


Case for Christ: Gnostic Gospels vs. Synoptic Gospels

Film Focus Point: Several New Testament scholars discuss the validity of the Gospels of the Bible with later Gnostic and fictitious Gospels such as those cited in the Da Vinci Code. This shows the difference between the minor differences in the Synoptic gospels and the major differences to be seen between the Synoptic and Gnostic gospels.

Text Focus Point: Pages 138-147

Discussion Questions

  1. What is a Gnostic gospel? How are they different from the four canonical Gospels?
  2. What is the difference between the Jesus of the Synoptic gospels and the Jesus of the Gnostic gospels?
  3. How do we know the Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John are the authentic gospels?

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