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Childhood of Jesus

Discussion in 'Christian Scriptures' started by LayHong_Loves_Christ, Mar 3, 2021.

  1. LayHong_Loves_Christ

    LayHong_Loves_Christ Member

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    Jesus was born as a baby, and he grew up as every normal child.
    1-10,
    11-20,
    21-30.

    Why no detailed account of his childhood, teenager, young man story?
     
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  2. Minister Monardo

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    The Gospel is not the biography of a man. It is the Son of God come to do His Father's Will,
    and fulfill all the prophecies concerning Him. This began with His baptism by John the Baptist.


    Mark 1:
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    The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;
    2 As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall
    prepare thy way before thee.
    3 The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths
    straight.

    Two of the Gospels include birth narratives, because they fulfill prophecy.
    Luke 24:44 Then He said to them, These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still
    with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses
    and Prophets and Psalms concerning Me.
     
  3. Rene Loup

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    There is an account in the Gospel of Luke describing the Lord Jesus Christ as a child prodigy.

    ~Luke 2:41-52 (NIV)

    Bible Gateway passage: Luke 2 - King James Version
    Bible Gateway passage: Luke 2 - New King James Version
    Bible Gateway passage: Luke 2 - New International Version
    Bible Gateway passage: Luke 2 - International Children’s Bible
     
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  4. Going_Nowhere

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    John 21:25 Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.
     
  5. ewq1938

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    There is some but it is not as important as his life during his ministry and death.

    Luk 2:41 Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover.
    Luk 2:42 And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast.
    Luk 2:43 And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it.
    Luk 2:44 But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day's journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance.
    Luk 2:45 And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him.
    Luk 2:46 And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions.
    Luk 2:47 And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers.
    Luk 2:48 And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing.
    Luk 2:49 And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?
    Luk 2:50 And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them.
    Luk 2:51 And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart.
     
  6. Basil the Great

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    The Infancy Gospel addresses Jesus' early years, but it was not accepted by the Early Church as an authentic Gospel.
     
  7. ViaCrucis

    ViaCrucis Evangelical Catholic of the Augsburg Confession

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    The Gospels are interested in His ministry, His Passion, and His resurrection. The reasons why Matthew and Luke offer us any information about His nativity is because it is important to the overall points they are writing about--about the Jesus who came preaching the kingdom, was crucified under Pilate, dead, buried, and who rose on the third day as victor over sin, death, hell, and the devil.

    In this sense the Gospels aren't biographies as we usually understand biographies. They are Gospels, which are their own kind of literary genre; proclamations of the good news of what God has done for the world through Jesus Christ.

    Late on we do see Christian romances about the childhood of Jesus, but these stories are apocryphal and shouldn't be taken as anything more than as ancient works of pious fiction. Basically, these were the ancient equivalent of religious fanfiction.

    -CryptoLutheran
     
  8. prodromos

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    Perhaps Jesus remained hidden as a child to protect Him until the appointed time. The evil one had already tried to kill him through King Herod soon after His birth.
     
  9. ViaCrucis

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    I suspect that even if we could somehow find out what our Lord was doing, it probably wouldn't necessarily be all that interesting. When Jesus spoke at the synagogue in Nazareth, the shock of the people is palpable, "Isn't this Joseph the carpenter's kid?" That seems to imply--or at least I think it does--the possibility that Jesus' life up until His public ministry was probably pretty quiet and mundane.

    -CryptoLutheran
     
  10. LayHong_Loves_Christ

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    Jesus can narrate his story to his diciples.
    Let Jesus show us example to be a good boy, good teenager, good adult.
     
  11. Minister Monardo

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    I was seeking a possible explanation for why the Lord's ministry did not begin
    until age 30, especially since he was a "boy wonder" at 12, when Jewish youth
    are attaining their bar/bat Mitzvah. I saw this as a point of interest:

    Numbers 4:
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    All who were numbered of the Levites, whom Moses, Aaron, and the leaders of Israel
    numbered, by their families and by their fathers’ houses,
    47 from thirty years old and above, even to fifty years old, everyone who came to do the
    work of service and the work of bearing burdens in the tabernacle of meeting.

    The priests and Levites did not begin to serve until age 30. This does not prove anything,
    but suggests that age is appropriate to serve "His Father's House".
    Perhaps this was something that He honored.
     
  12. LayHong_Loves_Christ

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    Many people doubt the story of Jesus because of lack of record or his earlier life.
     
  13. LayHong_Loves_Christ

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    Did Jesus got to school and take examination?
    What is his results?
    Supposed to be very good, all As?
     
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