Is Jesus a Liar, Lunatic, or Lord?

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Why did the Jew seek to kill Jesus, and eventually succeed by demanding the Romans execute Him? If you read the New Testament, the reason is obvious. Jesus was killed because He claimed to be God (a lot). Look at John 10:33.

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And since Jesus claimed to be God over and over again, C.S. Lewis famously concluded there are only three options about Jesus. He is either a liar, a lunatic, or Lord.

Option one: Jesus lied about the whole being God thing, which is a pretty cruel joke considering all the people in the world who gave their lives serving and worshiping Him.

Option two: Jesus was a crazy man, which doesn’t make Him cruel, but rather someone to pity, not follow.

Option three: Jesus really is who He claimed to be, the Lord God who came in the flesh to redeem us from the curse.

These are the only options we have since Jesus claimed to be God (over and over again).

Now the rubber meets the road. If you believe option one or two and are right, no big deal. But if option three is right and Jesus really is God, yet you don’t believe in Him and live your life for His glory, then there will be hell to pay.