What is the Purpose Behind the Gospel of Matthew? A Bible Study

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Why did Matthew write the gospel bearing his own name?  What audience was he writing to?  What was the purpose for the gospel of Matthew?Who was Matthew? Matthew was ascribed to be one of the writers of the gospel with his name on it.  He was apparently one of the twelve disciples and his former occupation was that of a publican.  A publican was an official of the Roman government that must have been well paid, so that the fact that Matthew simply walked away from a comfortable life of ease … [Read more...]


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