Monday, January 09, 2006

Just Who is He?

Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, He began asking His disciples, "Who do the people say that the Son of Man is?" And they said, "Some say John the Baptist; some say Elijah; and others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets." He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" and Simon Peter answered and said, "Thou are the Christ, the Son of the living God." (Matthew 16: 13-16 NASB)

That question is still not settled to many people. Today's Lansing State Journal has a short article discussing how other religions see Jesus.

The question is one which too many answer without thinking about what it means. That goes for those who recognize Him as the Son of God as well as those who consider Him to be a prophet, guru, mere man or myth. Even as a man, He is unique in that He is revered by many religions, not just Christianity. That alone is testimony of His greatness.

4 Comments:

Blogger Lone Pony said...

I didn't realize that Jesus was revered by other religions.

10:22 PM  
Blogger shoprat said...

The other religions all point to Him as an example of what they are but He points only to Himself, and through Himself, He points to the Father.

To my knowledge, He is the only religious figure revered my many different religions. They can't escape Him so they redefine Him in their terms.

10:40 PM  
Blogger jgf said...

Some call him a great teacher or a prophet. Others say he was a good man. I say he was exactly what he said he was or he was a liar and a cheat.

He is the Christ, the son of the living God

11:28 PM  
Blogger NEO, SOC said...

Great post Shoprat! The Buddhists try to consider Jesus a 'bodhisattva' with lesser greatness than Buddha.

5:42 PM  

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