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9/29/13 at 09:50 PM 0 Comments

Slideshow: Jesus and the God Question

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Christians and skeptics alike know the famous quote from C. S. Lewis' Mere Christianity where he introduces the Liar-Lunatic-Lord idea. But I actually prefer the section that immediately precedes it, which says why the dilemma exists in the first place:

“Among these Jews there suddenly turns up a man who goes about talking as if He was God. He claims to forgive sins. He says He has always existed. He says He is coming to judge the world at the end of time. Now let us get this clear. Among Pantheists, like the Indians, anyone might say that he was a part of God, or one with God: there would be nothing very odd about it. But this man, since He was a Jew, could not mean, that kind of God. God, in their language, meant the Being outside the world Who had made it and was infinitely different from anything else. And when you have grasped that, you will see that what this man said was, quite simply, the most shocking thing that has ever been uttered by human lips.”[1]

The uninformed often try and say that Constantine invented the idea of Jesus being divine, but the truth is, that idea was clearly conveyed by Jesus Himself and the historical facts confirm that the Nazarene carpenter was the One who made the claim.

The ninth presentation of the free "Essential Apologetics" series examines the claims Jesus made about His Messiahship and His divinity and ends by posing the most important question every human being will ever answer: “Who do you say that I am?” (Matt. 16:15).

You can view and download all presentations completed so far in the Essential Apologetics series here.

[1] C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity (New York; Macmillian, 1952), pp. 54-5.

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