Wednesday, May 11, 2011
A basic apologetic about the Deity of Christ
Contrary to what skeptics/critics say, the Deity of Jesus is not a concept that hopeful and misguided people made up after his death. Even though there is no record he ever said the exact phrase, "I am God", there can be no doubt people understood that's exactly who he claimed to be. Ultimately, it was that "blasphemy" which led to his crucifixion. By denying their assumptions or explaining that they were simply mistaken, he might have saved his life. His claim to be God is not in and of itself proof that he was God. But make no mistake about it, that is who he believed himself to be, even at the cost of his own life. It cannot be argued that he was merely a good moral teacher or a prophet. C.S Lewis said it best, "Either this man was, and is, the son of God: or else a madman or something worse." Just consider this...does a sane man give himself up to torture and death to uphold a lie? Doubtful. A madman might, but there is no evidence whatsoever to support the theory that Jesus was crazy. The most likely scenario is that he was telling the truth. Again, probability does not equal irrefutable evidence, but it should at least be worth your consideration.