anyone, not even Herod the ruler. John publicly condemned the adulterousaffair of Herod which leads him to imprisonment.John the Baptist is indeed a Christian model worthy of emulation. Hepreserved in his faith, seeking nothing other than to serve and obey God inhumility.4. At the time of Jesus, what was the idea of the kingdom of God of each of thefellow groups:a. The
I remembered the one line of Beatitudes in which it states“Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs Kingdom in Heaven.” The poorall depended their life to God. They viewed the Kingdom of God astheir life and happiness. Their joy and blessedness comes out due tothe utter dependence on God. They are walking joyfully in thecompany of God. The poor were favored in the Kingdom of God notonly because injustice is done to them
but because they put all theirtrust to God.b. The
(as what stated) was a glorious military ruler who wouldoverthrow the Romans. For me, they are like militant nationalists whosought liberation from the oppressive Roman Empire.
They are alreadyready for the Kingdom of God to be established on earth, particularlytheir spot here on earth.c. The
are so selfish and insensitive. They separatedthemselves from others, especially the poor and the sinners. Theymemorized all the scriptures and commandments but they don’t havethe ability to love. They judged that depressed and deprived people donot fit for the kingdom of God. They were judgmental of others.5. Explain the symbolism of the temptations of Jesus according to Luke 41-43.These are the temptations of God as stated according to Luke 41:43.First temptation is about turning stones into bread. Indeed,Temptations starts with doubt. Jesus was tempted by making stones intobread. This is the first temptation in which the devil gave him the suggestionon what to do in that time where Jesus is hungry. The devil tempted Jesusthrough his human physical wishes. What Jesus wants us to know is that our