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Did Jesus tell the truth about himself? Please read below.

Jesus is either who he claimed to be--the son of God--or he was completely insane. You cant have it somewhere in the middle. He cant be a great teacher and wonderful moral example and at the same time a liar and a charlatan. He cannot be enlightened and a trusted source of spiritual guidance and at the same time be a liar about his identity.

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:55 PM on Feb. 25, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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Answers (10)
  • I like to think he was a Jewish Rebel against the unfair rule of the Roman empire, I mean we all like that kind hero just look at Luke Skywalker from Star Wars. But Generations of folklore and legend story telling may have warped the truth to the level of mythology. Just look at what happened to the heros of Greek Mythology.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:56 PM on Feb. 25, 2010

  • have you never known someone who lied to either you or someone else for the good of a situation or for their own good?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:58 PM on Feb. 25, 2010

  • Jesus did not bear witness to himself - John 5:31
    Jesus did bear witness to himself - John 8:14,18

    Jesus was physically descended from David - Romans 1:1-
    3.
    The genealogy in Matt 1:1-16 only relates to Joseph
    who had nothing to do with the conception. The
    genealogy in Luke 3:23-38 again only mentions Joseph
    and therefore physical Davidic descent must be shown
    through Mary - Jesus' only contact with humanity if
    virgin born. However, Luke 1:36 says Mary was related
    to Elizabeth who was of the Aaronic line (Luke 1:5) and
    therefore not the Davidic line, so with virgin birth,
    Davidic descent, a strict prerequisite for messiahship
    is prevented. In sum, Jesus couldn't be the Christ.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:00 PM on Feb. 25, 2010

  • Jesus refuses to disclose who he is, or allow others to
    do this - Matt 12:15-16, 16:16-17,20, Mark 3:11-12,
    8:29-30, Luke 9:20-21
    Jesus tells the Samarians (John 4:25-26), the Jews
    (John 5:39, 8:42,58, 10:24-25,30), the crowds (John
    6:40), others (John 9:35-38), who he is

    I don't know you tell me.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:05 PM on Feb. 25, 2010

  • There are many Christians who believe He never claimed divinity, that He never proclaimed Himself as any greater than anyone else, who don't feel as though the Bible absolutely asserts these claims, either. Indeed, we are ALL children of God.

    Its all in how you read/interpret the Bible. But that's another discussion entirely...
    bandgeek521

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 3:21 PM on Feb. 25, 2010

  • "This is my beloved son, in whom I am well pleased" was a testimony from God the Father of who Jesus was. I couldn't ask for a stronger declaration from a more divine source than that.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:37 PM on Feb. 25, 2010

  • "Almah" can mean "virgin," as young unmarried women in ancient Hebrew culture ...
    not that she never had sex but she was an unmarried woman.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:40 PM on Feb. 25, 2010

  • If he existed at all (I say "if" because other than in the bible, there is no written record of his existence) I think he was a little self-important. But, that's not to say he didn't teach some decent things.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:56 PM on Feb. 25, 2010

  • I say "if" because other than in the bible, there is no written record of his existence
    -------------------------

    This is not so.
    Greymulkin

    Answer by Greymulkin at 6:29 AM on Feb. 26, 2010

  • Greymulkin: Examples please. Where else is Jesus mentioned in any historical sense, OTHER than the book of Jewish mythology called the bible?
    witchqueen

    Answer by witchqueen at 2:48 PM on Feb. 26, 2010

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