I was once asked, "How could Jesus be God? Wasn't he just a prophet?"
This is a very good point... the ramifications of this is if Jesus isn't God or God's son then all of Christianity is really worthless. But the issue is not what we want to believe, but rather, who did Jesus claim to be? And is his claim true?
Just some things to think about... would the religious leaders of Jesus' day have had him killed if he was just a prophet or teacher? Many considered him to be a good man and he had a lot of followers. It seems like what he taught, like love your neighbor, do good to your enemies, etc., and all of the healing and feeding the poor he did wasn't really worth having him imprisoned, beaten and crucified. So why were the religious leaders so mad at him?
Was Jesus just a good teacher, or did he claim to be more?
Jesus claimed equality with God. In John 5 we read that Jesus healed a lame man on the Sabbath. And because he did t