But if I do his work, believe in what I have done, even if you don’t believe me. Then you will realize that the Father is in me, and I am in the Father.
John 10:38 (NLT)
There are a lot of people who believe that Jesus was a prophet and a great man yet they do not believe that he is the Son of God. These people accept that he had an incredible ministry for several years, gathered many followers and then, at the height of his fame, was put to death. They believe that Jesus was a good teacher and charismatic enough to amass disciples, but he was nothing more than that.
This raises one big question: if you believe that Jesus was a great man and that his teachings hold great truth and wisdom, but all that stuff about being the Son of God was just a bunch of crazy talk, doesn’t that make Jesus a big, fat liar? And if Jesus was a big, fat liar about the one thing that he based his entire ministry on, how can you possibly believe anything else he had to say?
Jesus said it himself, if you don’t believe in him, believe in what he did. But if you believe in what he did, you would have to admit that he truly is the Son of God.
Either Jesus really is the Son of God, brought to earth, lived, died, and was raised to life or he was one heck of a con man.
Daily Bible reading: 1 Chronicles 20-22, John 10:22-42