“[Jesus] said to them,’But who do you say that I am?'” – Matthew 16:15
In our increasingly secular and Biblically illiterate culture, there are all sorts of ideas about who Jesus is. For many weeks in 2003, The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown was number one best seller. It was followed by a number one box office hit of the same title in 2006. Both portrayed Jesus as just a man who was married to Mary Magdalene. They both indicated that Jesus and Mary Magdalene had a child, and that the church sought to cover it up for 2000 years. This type of thing appeals to pseudo-intellectuals who have a weak historical and Biblical background.
Who do you think Jesus is? That’s the exact question Jesus asked of His disciples. Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God.” Jesus affirmed his answer.
Most of the world accepts Jesus, the man, as a good prophet or teacher. But only a minority of the world believes He is “the Christ, the Son of the Living God.” I’m part of the minority who believes that Jesus is who He says He is. What about you? Who do you think Jesus is?