Was Jesus Christ a Liar or Just Crazy? 2017-51
The other part of this question is – OR was he God?
He claimed to be God, as the son of the Heavenly Father, but was he?
It was important to Him that others thought so. Either we believe Him, or we do not; no in between thoughts about this; Yes or no!
If we think he was just a good moralistic teacher, we have to think that what He said way back then, goes beyond being just a moral teacher.
What He said goes beyond what a mere man would say. Maybe, we would think He was a borderline crazy, equal to a drifter thinking they are Napoleon, or the like; again, nothing in between!!!!
If He was lying, he was also deceiving his followers and disciples. Those He taught in His three years of known and written ministry, He would have been giving false hope to these followers, of all sorts. He also faced Cruxificition and would have backed off to save His life if he was lying; I would have done so, and many others then and now would have also.
Another if! If Jesus was crazy, he did not act so. He said too many profound things that have been chronicled. He did so many unique and great things and all he did and said were from a stable and sound mind, in the process.
A mere man does not create miracles, cure people of afflictions and raise the dead as He did. NO, I do not think He was lying, nor do I believe Jesus was crazy, but instead, He was God, as the Son of God. He sits on the right side of God and is there waiting to greet us when we make the final journey from here on Earth.
God and Jesus are alive, they are active, they are aware and present always, around and within us as the Holy Spirit, always.
Peace, Comments or Questions
Den Betts firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to Josh McDowell from “More Than a Carpenter”. I encourage you to read this book and, also the one from C.S. Lewis entitled “Mere Christianity”, both being available from Amazon.