Saturday, 24 March 2012
Yeshua didn’t care about popularity, As he had told Satan: We are to worship and serve ONLY God! In short, he was different. Yeshua went throughout the land healing many afflictions like palsy, leprosy, and blindness. He cast out demons. The leaders of the Jews continued their campaign to ruin him. They tried to trick him many times to embarrass him in front of the people. They condemned him for healing on the Sabbath. Mostly Jesus ignored them and continued to do his father’s will.
So who was Jesus? This piece has so far covered in detail who he was not. That’s partly because Jesus’ life was full of many contradictions that when applied logically defy conventional explanation about who he was. As a peasant who did nothing -- from a secular point of view -- then died as a criminal; he should’ve been completely forgotten. But he was not.
As C.S Lewis once argued:
"A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic – on a level with the man who says he is a poached egg – or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God; or else a madman or something worse. You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to."Who is Jesus? Who is Jesus to you? How do you respond to the question C.S. Lewis asks: if Jesus was merely a man, why was he not openly considered a crazy person by everyone?