Friday, September 9, 2016

Που οι άνθρωποι λένε είμαι - "Who do people say I am?"

Mark 8:27-30 “Jesus and his disciples went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked them, 'Who do people say I am?' They replied, 'Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.' 'But what about you?'

Matthew 16:13-20 "When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?”  They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”  “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”
Atheists Richard Dawkins, finally admitted that Jesus really existed in a YouTube video below.    Are we prepared to accept the testimony of historical testimony not only from followers of Jesus but also from those outside.  That was the final question in this video.

Islam, however claims, that Jesus really existed, but that he is only a prophet, and denies that he is "God".  The prophet Muhammad is a greater prophet but according to Islam, that only Allah is supreme.
Another interesting debate which involves Hugh Ross - founder of Reasons to Believe, and Victor Stenger.

There are many opinions (perhaps countless)  on what to ascribe to Jesus's nature whether he existed, whether he is truly the God that created the universe.  Where did the universe come from?  Where did human beings come from?   These are rather complex questions.   On one end, there is the thought the we are a product of random chance, of Darwinian, evolution and natural selection, and that given infinite time, our existence can be explained.  On the other end, the existence of an "intelligent creator" is the driving force for all existence.  Not only that, the written testimony of the early followers of Jesus also make the claim that it is this Jesus who created the universe and holds it all together.
Who do you say Jesus is?

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