The Big Question 11: Who Was Jesus?
Sep 2, 2021 91
Whatever you may think about every time you try to figure out who was Jesus, you can’t deny his incredibly positive effect on both the history of the world, and on the lives of countless people.
There’s different views about who Jesus was, but they can be basically boiled down to four key ideas.
The first idea is that he was a great teacher: a wise man. That’s how he was known in his day, and his teachings still influence the world today.
There’s a second idea about him, and that is that he was intentionally a con artist. But none of the facts fit the idea that he was a con artist.
A third idea about his identity is that he was stark raving mad. But most mad people don’t influence others, and indeed the world, for good in the way that Jesus of Nazareth did.
There is a fourth explanation, and that is that Jesus really was who he said he was: that he was God come down to earth.
Who was Jesus? Did he claimed to be God?
It’s very clear that he claimed to be God. Those who heard him didn’t have any doubts about what he claimed. Not only that, but he staked his life on his claim to be God. It’s a key reason why he was arrested and executed.
The idea that he was only made a God by Christians hundreds of years later is just plain misinformation, which goes against the facts of history.
So, he claimed to be God. His life and works matched his claim. And his followers believed it to be true only after his resurrection.
I believe that what Jesus said about himself was true. I believe that he was God. It’s easy to for people to say that he wasn’t. But for me there’s no other explanation for the facts about what Jesus said and did.
It’s something to think about.
Who was Jesus according to Bible?
“So let everyone in Israel know for certain that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, to be both Lord and Messiah!” Acts of the Apostles 2:36 (NLT)
“God has united you with Christ Jesus. For our benefit God made him to be wisdom itself. Christ made us right with God; he made us pure and holy, and he freed us from sin.” 1 Corinthians 1:30 (NLT)