Is Jesus God?
That is a question folks have struggled with and railed against since his advent around 7 B.C. Could that tiny baby, born in a barn, really have been the powerful and living “Word of God” who was the active agent in creation of our Universe?
A quote from one of the smartest, most eloquent men ever to have lived.
“I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God. That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.”
― C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. ”
John 1:14 (from The Message, I just love this translation of this verse):
“The Word became flesh and blood,
and moved into the neighborhood.
We saw the glory with our own eyes,
the one-of-a-kind glory,
like Father, like Son,
Generous inside and out,
true from start to finish.”
The question then becomes, is eye-witness testimony enough to prove not only that he existed, that he came, but that he is who he says he is? That, my friends, is the key to life. Only God can open your eyes and help you understand. But if you pray and ask him, he will open your heart so you can learn and understand the truth of it, the message of the Bible is ultimately hope for eternal life for all of us. God offers hope, not condemnation. Hell is reserved for those – who will NOT believe in his son. If you repent, and believe, then you will have life.