But what about you? he asked. Who do you say I am? Simon Peter answered, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God. – Matthew 16:15–16
Talking about Jesus elicits many responses from people. Some are outraged by Him. Others adore Him as the Son of God and Forgiver of sins. Some think he’s a prophet or humanitarian—a great moral teacher. Others remain disinterested and indifferent. What others think isn’t important. What do you think? Who do you think Jesus is?
Quite often people choose to not answer this question. But, no answer is an answer. It’s the most serious question in life, and it deserves the most serious consideration.
As C. S. Lewis wisely observed, if Jesus Christ wasn’t a self-deluded lunatic, and he wasn’t a blatant liar, there’s only one other possible alternative: Jesus Christ was God himself.
Who is Jesus Christ to you—lunatic, liar, or Lord?
– Steve Arterburn
I don’t try to imagine a God; it suffices to stand in awe of the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it. – Albert Einstein