After looking at the overwhelming evidence of the bible and the fact that Jesus actually existed and walked this earth we have to ask the question. Who was Jesus? He made some outstanding claims. We have to ask the question, was he a liar, a lunatic or is he truly Lord

If he is a liar, then let us eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow we die

If he is a lunatic, then let us eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow we die

But if he is truly Lord, then we better sit up and listen carefully to what he has to say.

CARM puts it like this

If Jesus is who He said He was, God in flesh, then whatever He says is authoritative and true. He said that He was the way the truth in the life and that nobody comes to the Father except through Him (John 14:6). Right there we see that any other way, according to Jesus, is not true.

Christianity bases its truth and its doctrine on the word of God, the Bible. In the word of God, Jesus claims to be the only way. Since He performed many miracles, raised people from the dead, commanded a storm to be still and it obeyed, healed diseases, and rose from the dead Himself, then we are forced to face the reality of His words. Is what He said true or not? Either Jesus is a liar, a lunatic, or He is Lord. No one else in history, except Jesus, has fulfilled detailed prophecies, performed many miracles before eyewitnesses, and risen from the dead. Jesus is unique.

Those of us who are Christians, we have trusted what Christ has said. We believe in what He said and did. Like it or not, Jesus is the one who said He was the only way. It is not the Christians who are being “narrow-minded.” It is Jesus. Therefore, to say that other religions can be true means that Jesus is false. To say that there are other ways to God, also means that Jesus is false. This is what it comes down to. Either Jesus is who He said He was and what He said is true, or He is false. This is a choice you must make. To trust what He said or reject His words.

If we do reject his words, then there will be eternal consequences

Related Posts

Is Christianity True? – An Introduction

Is Christianity True – Part 1: Does God exist?

Is Christianity True – Part 2: What can we know about this God?

Is Christianity True – Part 3: Facts about some of the other faiths

Is Christianity True – Part 4: The Bible

Is Jesus God?

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Comments
  1. Robert says:

    False choice. There is another possibility, a very likely one in fact. Jesus was wholly or partially legend.

    I suggest reading up more on skeptical responses to your apologetics, which, I’m sorry to say, are very “old hat”.

    • Khary says:

      Jesus never claimed to be God! That is the whole mistake!!

      Show me in the Bible where Jesus said he was God or even

      a Christian!

      • Dude says:

        Khary, this might help:

        http://www.carm.org/christianity/christian-doctrine/bible-verses-show-jesus-divine

        Here’s one verse:

        John 10:30-33 – “I and the Father are one.” 31The Jews took up stones again to stone Him. 32Jesus answered them, “I showed you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you stoning Me?” 33The Jews answered Him, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy; and because You, being a man, make Yourself out to be God.”

      • Mark Grote says:

        Jesus absolutely DID claim to be God and on more than one occasion.
        John 10:30-33

        30″ I and the Father are one.”

        31 Again his Jews picked up stones to stone him,
        32 but Jesus said to them, “I have shown you many good works from the Father. For which of these do you stone me?”
        33 “We are not stoning you for any good work,” they replied, “but for blasphemy, because you, a mere man, claim to be God.”

        BTW: To the person running this blog. I created the graphic above for another website. You probably should’ve asked before you copied it…but you probably know it came from Josh McDowell. You probably should give him a citation from it; Evidence that Demands A Verdict.

  2. Alan Higgins says:

    So you actually believe that Jesus was just made up???

  3. Laura says:

    Even for a non believer that’s weak.

    I think historically there is plenty of evidence that at absolute least, a man named Jesus lived. You’d have to be very ignorant to dispute that fact.

  4. Robert says:

    So you actually believe that Jesus was just made up???

    Please read again what I wrote,

    “There is another possibility, a very likely one in fact. Jesus was wholly or partially legend.”

    A historical Jesus is not at all contrary to the legend thesis. In fact, legendary tales accredited to real life persons is quite common in history, and even today. For a great example, read about Sathya Sai Baba.

  5. Robert says:

    Even for a non believer that’s weak.

    I think historically there is plenty of evidence that at absolute least, a man named Jesus lived. You’d have to be very ignorant to dispute that fact.

    “Plenty of evidence”? “Ignorant”? Oh, the irony.

    My claim here is not that Jesus was purely legend, but that there is the possibility, even likelihood, that legendary development explains the Jesus of the Gospels. Alan Higgins is presenting a “false trilemma” in asserting the hoary apologetic “lord, lunatic, or liar”. This has been dealt with and dismissed thousands of times.

  6. Alan Higgins says:

    Could you summarise what you mean when you say that ‘there is the possibility, even likelihood, tha’t legendary development explains the Jesus of the Gospels’

  7. SeekingTruth says:

    I believe there should be another root note at the top, ‘Jesus did not claim to be God’, with this that would mean

    1. He was a fool for he died for it
    2. He was not a lunatic
    3. You can accept his claim

    Now which claim would ‘Point 3’ be, out of the one already there (him being God) or the new one which is that he was a Prophet and a Messenger of God, who was relaying the true message of God (Not him as God), which was to worship none but God (That means not to worship Jesus (as God) or to associate any partners to God).

    So yeah I agree with Laura when she said

    “I think historically there is plenty of evidence that at absolute least, a man named Jesus lived.”

    Jesus existed without a shadow of a doubt for believers but was just like any other a human, but with special powers to perform miracles and born without a father, along the line of many prophets that had passed him and were to come after him.

  8. Jean H says:

    I would like to respond to this blog. It seems the third option has been left out of the diagram. The third option would be that man made the assumption that R. Yehoshua was a diety then built a comprehensive religion. This is what happened to Ribi Yehoshua a real Jewish Ribi a Pharasee. He was extremely successful in bring Jews back to Torah and in bringing converts to Dereck HaSheim (way or walk of haSheim). Often times what happens after the leader dies is some power hungry group tries to take over the flock. This is what Paul tried to do, after Paqid Ya’akov was murdered by Helenist priests, only it wasn’t successful and eventually he was excised from Judaism. He took his followers to Pella to avoid the Roman destruction of 70 C.E.. The Netzarim, the true followers of Ribi Yehoshua remained with their Jewish Pharasic family (todays Orthodox Jews). In 135 C.E. the Roman bishop took over by force, with the backing of Rome, the Netzarim Biet Kenneset. By 400 C.E. the Netzarim had been murdered Hellenist means that he was assimilated into the world movement at the time which had been introduced by the Greeks when they conquered the then known world. Alexander’s great dream was a united people in language and culture which included religions. The Romans, who are brothers to the Greeks, were copiers and improvers of ideas. The Romans imitated and built up ideas from everywhere. In other words they infused cultures trying to build one great Roman culture. It continues to exist today. There is only one truth. That one truth is found in Orthodox Judaism. Christianity is a man made religion. True Christianity is Roman Catholicism… Protestants are not true Christians, they are rebels. Christians worship what they don’t know, Horus, Mithra, Isis… sun worship. If you want more proof of this you can read lots of history and put the puzzle together. Here are some great places to begin: Eusubius, James Parkes “The Conflict of the Church and the Synagogue”, Dr. Barrie Wilson “How Jesus Became Christian”, Feldman “Jew and Gentile in the Ancient World”, “The God Fearers”. You can also visit http://www.netzarim.co.il Finding the truth is essential to learning what constitutes ‘salvation’. It is impossible to write everything in a blog. Educate yourself.

  9. Jean H says:

    Revision… some how part of my post was jumbled.

    I would like to respond to this blog. It seems the third option has been left out of the diagram. The third option would be that man made the assumption that R. Yehoshua was a deity then built a comprehensive religion. This is what happened to Ribi Yehoshua a real Jewish Ribi a Pharisee. He was extremely successful in bring Jews back to Torah and in bringing converts to Dereck HaSheim (way or walk of haSheim). Often times what happens after the leader dies is some power hungry group tries to take over the flock. This is what Paul tried to do, after Paqid Ya’akov was murdered by Helenist priests, only it wasn’t successful and eventually he was excised from Judaism. He took his followers to Pella to avoid the Roman destruction of 70 C.E. The Netzarim, the true followers of Ribi Yehoshua remained with their Jewish Pharasic family (todays Orthodox Jews). In 135 C.E. the Roman bishop took over by force, with the backing of Rome, the Netzarim Biet Kenneset. By 400 C.E. the Netzarim had been murdered off by the Christian Church. The Church followed the teachings of Paul a Hellenist Turkish Jew. Calling Paul a ‘Hellenist’ means that he was assimilated into the world movement at the time which had been introduced by the Greeks when they conquered the then known world. Alexander’s great dream was a united people in language and culture which included religions. The Romans, who are brothers to the Greeks, were copiers and improvers of ideas. The Romans imitated and built up ideas from everywhere. In other words they infused cultures trying to build one great Roman culture. It continues to exist today. There is only one truth. That one truth is found in Orthodox Judaism. Christianity is a man made religion. True Christianity is Roman Catholicism… Protestants are not true Christians, they are rebels. Christians worship what they don’t know, Horus, Mithra, Isis etc… sun worship. If you want more proof of this you can read lots of history and put the puzzle together. Here are some great places to begin: Eusubius, James Parkes “The Conflict of the Church and the Synagogue”, Dr. Barrie Wilson “How Jesus Became Christian”, Feldman “Jew and Gentile in the Ancient World”, “The God Fearers”. You can also visit http://www.netzarim.co.il . Finding the truth is essential to learning what constitutes ‘salvation’. It is impossible to write everything in a blog. Educate yourself.

  10. Robert says:

    Could you summarise what you mean when you say that ‘there is the possibility, even likelihood, tha’t legendary development explains the Jesus of the Gospels’

    I think the view is best expressed by Robert Price in his article “The Quest of the Mythical Jesus“.

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