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Is Jesus God The Historical Dispute Is Jesus God The answer to this question is the only real dispute surrounding the historical Jesus No legitimate scholar today denies that Jesus is a historic figure that walked on this earth about 2000 years ago that he did remarkable wonders and acts of charity and that He died a horrible death on a Roman cross just outside Jerusalem The emotionally-charged dispute focuses specifically on whether Jesus was God incarnate who rose from the dead three days after His Crucifixion Is Jesus God The Only Alternatives Is Jesus God Many people have dealt with this spiritual dispute by intellectually accepting Jesus as a great man great teacher or great prophet However Jesus didnt mince words He declared Himself God John 1030 John 146 Therefore any type of intellectual compromise calling Jesus a good man is logically inconsistent Why Because there are really only three legitimate alternatives for the identity of Jesus Christ He is either a liar a lunatic or our Lord and God Since Jesus claimed to be God His claims are either true or false If false He must have been a liar deliberately misleading the multitudes Or He was a lunatic sincerely believing Himself to be God when in reality He was just a man However if Jesus was a good man as most people now agree how then could He be both good and crazy or good and a liar There is only one logically consistent alternative - He must have been telling the truth In addition to the logical inconsistency the remarkable historical archaeological and manuscript evidence shows that Jesus was neither a liar nor a lunatic Again the only position left is that His claim is true Jesus is Lord and God The only real argument that remains is that Jesus was just a legend or myth There is little likelihood that Jesus claims are legend There just
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