“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 a 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.”
(C. S. Lewis, former Cambridge professor)
1. Was Jesus Merely a Great Man?
While most great people eventually fade into history books, Jesus is still the focus of thousands of books and unparalleled media controversy. And much of that controversy revolves around the radical claims Jesus made about himself—claims that astounded both his followers and his adversaries. [read more]
2. Did Jesus Say He Was God?
Many scholars are convinced that Jesus claimed to be God. Jesus claimed power that uniquely belongs to God with claims such as: “If you have seen me, you have seen the Father.” “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies.” Jesus’ friends and enemies were staggered again and again by what he said and did. [read more]
3. Was Jesus a Deceiver or Self-Deceived?
Either Jesus was who he claimed to be—God in the flesh—or his claims were false. And if they were false, Jesus could not be a great moral teacher. He would either be lying intentionally or he would be a lunatic with a God complex. [read more]