There has always been confusion and argument over who Jesus is. In His day people thought he was John the Baptist come back from the dead or one of the prophets.
But we all know Jesus was Irish because 1. He never got married. 2. He was always telling stories. 3. He loved green pastures.
But then again we all know Jesus was from California because 1. He never cut his hair. 2. He walked around barefoot all the time. 3. He started a new religion.
But then again we all know Jesus was black because 1. He called everyone brother. 2. He liked Gospel. 3. He didn’t get a fair trial.
So much confusion.
Argument has been made that the idea of Jesus being God came to being in the 3rd Century and that none of the original followers of Jesus thought this way. My question would be why were “the Jewish leaders were plotting his death.” (John 7:1) and wanting to and picking “up stones to throw at him.”? (John 8:59)
Jesus In His Own Words
- I Am Divine (John 8:58)
- I Am The Giver of Life (John 11:23-26)
- I Am A Judge (John 5:22)
- I Am The Only Way To God (John 14:6)
While you may not believe the same way I do (of course one day I pray you will) I just wanted to make the point that the understanding that Jesus was divine was not manufactured after His death it was there from the beginning.
Many will say that Jesus while not being God was a good man and He gave us great teachings to live by. However, the following video by C.S. Lewis counters with the fact that a good teacher should not be a liar.