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Roy Howard wrote:

Hi, guys —

In the reading for January 22, 2015 from Mark's Gospel (Mark 3:7-12), Jesus comes into contact with demons. The demons recognize Jesus as the Son of God. Jesus tells them not to make it known.

  • Why would Jesus want to keep His True Identity secret?

Thank you,

Roy Howard

  { Why would Jesus want to keep His True Identity secret in Mark 3:7-12? }

Bob replied:


Jesus was keeping a lid on His Identity because he did not want people rallying around him for political purposes. There was a groundswell effort to make him a king in order to conquer political enemies.

That was obviously not the focus of His Ministry. He certainly did not want sensational publicity that would work against His Purpose.


Bob Kirby

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