Is Jesus God?I was once asked, "How could Jesus be God? Wasn't he just a prophet?"
This is a very good point... because if Jesus isn't God or God's son then all of Christianity is really worthless. But the issue is not what we want to believe, but rather, who did Jesus claim to be? And is his claim true?
Just some things to think about... would the religious leaders of Jesus' day have had him killed if he was just a prophet or teacher? Many considered him to be a good man and he had a lot of followers. It seems like what he taught, like love your neighbor, do good to your enemies, etc., and all of the healing and feeding the poor he did wasn't really worth having him imprisoned, beaten and crucified. So why were the religious leaders so mad at him? Was Jesus just a good teacher, or did he claim to be more?
Jesus claimed equality with God. In John 5 we read that Jesus healed a lame man on the Sabbath. And because he did this "work" on the Sabbath the religious leaders got upset at him. This is how J
Legit Stuff from the HeartHad a cool discussion a little while ago and thought this was a good point to revisit:
IS it all just a fairy tale? If not, how can we know for sure?
Regarding the existence of God, this is what Romans 1:18-20 says:
"18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse."
It's like DA. We see all this awesome art posted, we know someone had to design it. Someone engineered and designed the world with all it's amazing wonder so we have no excuse. We say there is no God, not because we lack evidence... his fingerprints are EVERYWHERE from the