Jesus: Madman or Messiah?

Prophet.

Teacher.

Hippie carpenter.

Magician.

Madman.

Messiah.

Son of God.

There’s a lot of opinions out there about who Jesus is.  Nothing new really…

Even when Jesus walked on the face of this earth, there was a lot of opinions about Him.

So, I guess the bigger question is, who do you say Jesus is?

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In his classic book, Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis writes…

“There is no patronizing nonsense about Jesus Christ being just a good moral teacher.  Either this man was, and is the Son of God, or else He is a madman or something worse.  You can choose to spit at Him, shut Him up, and kill Him as a demon, or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and Savior.  He did not leave any other options available to us.  He did not intend to.”

The answer to this question isn’t about whether or not you believe that Jesus is real.  Or, even that Jesus died on a cross and then beat death three days later.

It comes down to a choice.

Picking sides.

Drawing a line in the sand.

Putting a stake in the ground.

You’re either for Jesus or you’re against Jesus.

No fence sitting.

No pretending.

No jumping on the Jesus bandwagon.

Who do you say Jesus is?

The answer to this question is really about who’s side you’re on when all is said and done.

“16 “For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. 17 God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.

18 “There is no judgment against anyone who believes in him. But anyone who does not believe in him has already been judged for not believing in God’s one and only Son.”

(John 3:16-18) (NLT)

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