Gospel of Mark
Εὐαγγέλιον κατὰ Μᾶρκον (Gospel According to Mark)
- Christianity & Liberalism (J. Gresham Machen), “Doctrine” p32
- “But Jesus Himself, though by way of prophecy, did set forth the meaning of the great happening that was to be at the basis of the new era…The significant words attributed to Jesus at the Last Supper with regard to His approaching death…have indeed been the subject of vigorous debate…What we are now concerned to observe is that Jesus certainly did not content Himself with the enunciation of permanent moral principles; He certainly did announce an approaching event; and He certainly did not announce the event without giving some account of its meaning.
- Christianity & Liberalism (J. Gresham Machen), “The Bible” p80
- “But what then was the life-purpose of Jesus? According to the shortest, and if modern criticism be accepted, the earliest of the Gospels, the Son of Man “came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many”. Here the vicarious death is put as the “life-purpose” of Jesus.