The Gospels mention nothing concerning Jesus from the time he was 12 years old until the time he began his public ministry, about 18 years later. All three Synoptic Gospels record Jesus’ public ministry as beginning after the imprisonment of John the Baptist (Prophet Yahya, peace be upon him), and as lasting for about one year. The Gospel According to John describes it as beginning with the choosing of his first disciples (John;1:40-51), and as lasting for perhaps three years.
Jesus Performed Miracles, Eased Law:
God says: “And will make him (Jesus) a messenger unto the children of Israel, (saying): Lo! I come unto you with a sign from your Lord. Lo! I fashion for you out of clay the likeness of a bird, and I breathe into it and it is a bird, by God’s leave. I heal him who was born blind, and the leper, and I raise the dead, by God’s leave. And I announce unto you what ye eat and what ye store up in your houses. Lo! herein verily is a portent for you, if ye are believers. And (I come) confirming that which was before me of the Torah, and to make lawful some of that which was forbidden unto you. I come unto you with a sign from your Lord, so keep your duty to God and obey me. Lo! God is my Lord and your Lord, so worship Him. That is a straight path”.(Qur’an;3:49). Also at Mathew;4:23,9:35, Luke; 4:22, 9:11, 3:8 and Acts:4:16. Once an adulteress was brought in front of Jesus Christ, to be stoned to death according to Mosaics Law, he said: “..”Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.”(John;8:7). His voice rose in the middle of the Temple, making a new law on adultery, for the sinless to judge sin. There was none eligible; Jesus Christ asked her not to do it again. No mortal can judge sin, only God the Most Merciful. Hence Jesus Christ relaxed the Law of stoning to death for adultery.(Jhon;8:1-12).
Capernaum, Nahum’s town, a Galilean city is frequently mentioned in the history of Jesus Christ. Capernaum became “own city” of Jesus Christ. It was the scene of many acts and incidents of his life (Mathew;8:5,14-15; 9:2-6,10-17; 15:1-20;etc.). The impenitence and unbelief of its inhabitants after the many evidences Jesus gave among them of the truth of his mission, brought down upon them a heavy denunciation of judgment (Mathew;11:23). This city lay on the great highway from Damascus to Acco and Tyre. Using Capernaum as a base, Jesus, accompanied by his 12 chosen disciples, traveled to neighboring towns and villages, proclaiming the advent of the kingdom of God, as had many of the Hebrew prophets before him.
When the sick and infirm asked help from him, he sought to heal them by divine power. He stressed the infinite love of God for the humble and weak, and he promised pardon and eternal life in heaven to the most hardened sinners, provided their repentance was sincere.
Essence of Teachings; Sermon on the Mount:
The essence of the teachings is presented in the Sermon on the Mount, where he said:
“Think not that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets; I have come not to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the law until all is accomplished. Whoever then relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches men so shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but he who does them and teaches them shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”(Mathew;5:17-20) also the Beatitudes (Matthew; 5:3-12) and the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew; 6:9-13).
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