When we turn to the Gospels and the Acts, five documents whose authorship is absolutely unknown, we find the most contradictory accounts of what happened after the Resurrection.
One of the apocryphal gospels gives a lively account of how he harried the realm of Old Harry, emptying the place wholesale, and robbing the poor Devil of all his illustrious subjects, from Adam to John the Baptist.
Anyhow he had it, unless the Gospels lie; and, with the rest of his clothes, it became the property of his executioners.
Taking the account of his career in the gospels as true, it is totally barren of any lofty, sublime action for the good of the human race.
A person with no fixed idea of what Jesus was, whether human or divine, whether a Christ or a madman, would be unable, after reading the gospels to come to any intelligent conclusion as to what he was.
To our mind this disagreement of the gospels is an indication that no such event as the carrying of a cross upon which to crucify Jesus ever occurred.
How human beings, who are possessed of ordinary intelligence, can accept the accounts of miraculous events in the four gospels as records of actual facts surpasses our comprehension.
We have studied the gospels to find such an act, and we have studied them in vain.
It is plain that not one of the writers of the four gospels knew of what he was writing.
Now, it is patent to everyone that in the gospels there are two distinct accounts of the carrying of the cross.
Three of the gospels declare that Simon carried the cross, while the fourth gospel says that Jesus himself carried the cross upon which he was crucified.
The reason of this is that the gospels are found, as it were, photographs of all those characters labelled Jesus.
When I went to fetch my Book of the Gospels I found the church full of the common people.
The Book of theGospels of Curtea de Arges takes much strength and time.
The book of the Gospels written by the Queen and now consecrated was demanded by the people, and kissed with touching devotion.
A song of praise resounded once more, and then Prince Charles descended the steps of the throne with his bride, and proceeding to the high altar, knelt before the Metropolitans, who offered them the Cross and the Book of the Gospels to kiss.
According to an ancient custom of the Greek Church, a book of the gospels and the cross richly ornamented with jewels was brought to them to kiss after the service.
I am inscribing the gospels on enormous sheets of vellum, from which they are then to be read every Thursday as a recollection of that Thursday on which I heard them read beside the coffin of my child.
He prays with the Moslems, 'there is no God but God,' and expounds the Gospels as the incarnate Son of God.
For example, "The Gospels contain only a few pages of the true Words of God.
St. Gregory's mother dedicated him to God immediately on his birth; and again when he had come to years of discretion, with the rite of taking the gospels into his hands by way of consecration.
And the Apocryphal gospels have contributed many things for the devotion and edification of Catholic believers.
We have pledged ourselves on the holy gospels to see to it that the emperor does not violate these conditions.
Then the cross-bearers and torch-bearers and thurifers, and the attendants carrying the Book of the Gospels and other articles of the sanctuary, are drawn up in processional order in the chancel.
Surely, some of us would open our eyes pretty wide if we saw the present Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury with his hands on the Gospels taking that oath.
Did he stand up and swear on the Gospels that he would be faithful and obedient to his Lord the Pope?
The figure beside him is the late Mr. Underbugg, who founded our lectures on the Four Gospels on the sole stipulation that henceforth any reference of ours to the four gospels should be coupled with his name.
Still he could get the Gospels or the Epistles, or the Psalter; and there is evidence, apart from the number of editions, that the people were buying and were studying the Scriptures.
It contains the stories of the canonical Gospels variously amplified and an account of the judicial proceedings evidently intended to demonstrate Jesus’ innocence of the charges brought against Him by His enemies.
His chief exegetical work is the Catena aurea on the Gospels and Pauline Epistles, translated into English by Dr.
All the four gospels are in brief summary so skilfully wrought into one another that no joining is ever visible.
Hossbach=, preaching in a vacant church, declared that he repudiated the confessional doctrine of the divinity of Christ, regarded the life of Jesus in the gospels as a congeries of myths, etc.
Waldo's translation of the four gospels into French was the first appearance of the Scriptures in any modern language.
The same word translated "verily" in the Gospels and so often used by our Lord as a solemn prefix to some important announcement.
He gave to the monks of Abingdon a copy of the Gospels cased in silver, ornamented with gold and precious stones.
Where is he who will maintain that the influence of the blessed and abundant charity--the cheering promises, and the sweet admonitions of love and mercy with which the Gospels overflow--aided nothing in the progress of civilization?
Kinfernus, Archbishop of York, gift of the Gospels to Peterborough Monastery, 141.
The illuminated manuscript of the four Gospels in the Danish tongue, now in the British Museum, he writes, "and once that monarch's own book leaves not the shadow of a doubt of his bibliomanical character!
He gave to the church of Peterborough many and valuable utensils of gold, silver, and precious stones, and a copy of the Gospelsbound in gold.
Irenaeus mentions the four Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, and gives the reason why there should be four; as because there are four seasons in the year.
This brings us to Justin Martyr, who can only be considered a Christian of the Platonic order, making no reference to Gospels or Epistles.
Historical and Prophetical Scriptures, and the Gospels and Acts.
Remains of a very Ancient Recension of the Four Gospels in Syriac, hitherto unknown in Europe.
You say you have convinced yourself the Gospels are like other books, full of mistakes, and credulous, like the people of the time; and therefore you can't take what they say as you used to take it.
If it were not for the Gospels and the Church I should be a Positivist to-morrow.
It would interest you, I imagine, to see a recent Jewish book on the subject of the prophecies quoted in the Gospels which reached me yesterday.
It is very difficult, no doubt, to make the passages in the Gospels agree with it, but at the bottom of his mind there is a saving silent scorn for the old theories of inspiration.
Jesus Christ being a Jew, and consequently imbued with these opinions, we need not be surprised when we meet in the gospels and the writing of his disciples the words Devil, Satan, and Hell, as if they were anything real or substantive.
The "Encyclopedia Britannica" informs us that Jeronimo, at the suggestion of the monarch, translated the four Gospels into Persian.
The dialect of the Durham Gospels and Ritual contain a probably Frisian form.
That the Rushworth Gospels take us as far south as the West Riding of Yorkshire.
But, at the time the Gospels were written, it was comparatively easy to absolutely prove whether Jesus was born at Nazareth or at Bethlehem, more than sixty miles distant.
The four Gospels use the term "disciples" without much distinction, as meaning either the apostles or the immediate, personal adherents of Jesus for the time being.
Jesus delivers a short address to the women, which does not appear in the other Gospels (Luke XXIII:28-31).
The four Gospels describe at some length, and with substantial agreement, the preaching of John and the incidents of the baptism (Matt.
Against this is the unanimous evidence of the Gospels that he was the betrayer of Jesus, and that Jesus recognized and branded him as such.
If the independence (the life) of a nation is attacked, there is no warrant in the four Gospels for supposing that Jesus would advise a policy of passive non-resistance.
The evidence of the four Gospels proves that Jesus, without hesitation, compromised with the evil of riches.
Three of the Gospels give quite fully Jesus' instructions to the apostles and disciples on sending them out in the world to preach, and not one word is said about baptism (Matt.
In all three Gospels the incident closely follows Peter's declaration of Jesus as "Christ, the Son of the living God" (Matt.
It is impossible for one not versed in the subtleties of Jewish religious ceremonies to understand the references in the four Gospels to the feast of unleavened bread and of the Passover.
The above list will hopefully give you a few useful examples demonstrating the appropriate usage of "gospels" in a variety of sentences. We hope that you will now be able to make sentences using this word.