Wednesday, July 22, 2020

William Lane Craig on Jesus' Personal Claims

"Here is a man who thought of Himself as the promised Messiah, God's only Son, Daniel's Son of Man to whom all dominion and authority would be given, who claimed to act and speak with divine authority, who held Himself to be a worker of miracles, and who believed that people's eternal destiny hinged on whether or not they believed in Him.  Today there is virtually a consensus that Jesus came on the scene with an unheard-of authority, namely with the authority of God, with the claim of the authority to stand in God's place."1

Courage and Godspeed,
Chad

Footnote:
1. William Lane Craig, On Guard, p. 215.  For those that are interested in learning some of the arguments that convince historians of the veracity of Jesus' personal claims, I do recommend this book.

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