Saturday, December 18, 2009 Is Jesus God?
Have you ever met a man with such personal magnetism that he is always the center of attention? Possibly his personality or intelligence—but something about him is enigmatic. Well, that’s the way it was two thousand years ago with Jesus Christ. But it wasn’t merely Jesus’ personality that captivated his followers. Those who witnessed his words and life tell us that even though he was human, he was remarkably different from all other men. Eyewitnesses tell us that Jesus was a man who grew physically, ate, slept, felt pain, and eventually died. They report he walked on water, calmed storms, healed the blind and lame, and raised the dead. And they tell us that Jesus appeared alive to them after his death on the cross. Jesus’ greatness was obvious to all those who saw and heard him. But, whereas most great people simply fade into history books, Jesus of Nazareth is still the focus of numerous books and media controversy. And much of that controversy revolves around the radical claims Jesus made about himself.