Friday, April 5

Jesus is God?

There are only a few possibilities that explain Jesus Christ's claims that He is God.

Is Jesus a LIAR? Even those scholars who deny Jesus Christ's deity concede He was a great moral Jewish teacher who performed miracles and was crucified. And yet, this great moral teacher deliberately lied about His identity which is the the crux of His teachings. Do great moral teachers lie?

Was Jesus a LUNATIC? To self proclaim one is God's Son and the world's Savior should be evidence of lunacy. Yes? His life has been thoroughly studied and documented by scholars who deny Him as well as scholars who believe in Him. Credible evidence has yet to reveal Jesus was a deranged man, to the contrary... evidence shows He was extremely composed and rational under extreme duress.

Is the Gospel just another FABLE? An invention of His followers? It has been widely proven and accepted the four Gospels, the biographies of Christ, were written within 30-70 years of His death. For the Gospel to circulate, gain traction, and impact society based on a fabrication seems incredible, especially since His enemies were alive to dispute the relevant facts. Why would they, the same people who crucified Him, allow the resurrection story to be disseminated unopposed?

OR JESUS IS THE TRUTH. It is easy to disprove claims of deity. It would take 30 seconds to prove I am not God, despite my real belief and my proof I am God. When it comes to Jesus of Nazareth, He said, "But if I do his work, believe in the evidence of the miraculous works I have done, even if you don’t believe me. Then you will know and understand that the Father is in me, and I am in the Father.” John10:38.

Source: Know Why You Believe by Paul Little. The author has put together a trilogy... Know Who You Believe; Know What You Believe.

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