The Transfiguration of Christ

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The Transfiguration of Jesus is an event reported in the New Testament when Jesus is transfigured and becomes radiant in glory upon a mountain. The Synoptic Gospels (Matthew 17:1–8, Mark 9:2–8, Luke 9:28–36) describe it, and the Second Epistle of Peter also refers to it (2 Peter 1:16–18). It has also been hypothesized that the first chapter of the Gospel of John alludes to it (John 1:14).

The purpose of the transfiguration of Christ was to reveal Himself in His heavenly glory. It was so His disciples who accompanied Him could gain a greater understanding of the truth of who Jesus was. Jesus underwent a dramatic change in appearance that allowed the disciples to witness Him in His glory. These disciples until that moment had only known Him in His human body, but now they see the true deity of Christ, even though they could not fully comprehend it. Continue reading