“In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. He existed in the beginning with God.” John 1:1-2
Many people like to ride the fence when it comes to Jesus Christ. They believe that Jesus existed. They believe that he was a Galilean Jew who lived and taught in the first century. They even go so far as to believe that he was martyred for His teaching. They believe that His teachings was radical and influential. But they deny Jesus’ miracles and reject even the suggestion that he was deity. I believe that Peter cleared this up in Matthew. “When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” “Well,” they replied, “some say John the Baptist, some say Elijah, and others say Jeremiah or one of the other prophets.” Then he asked them, “But who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Jesus replied, “You are blessed, Simon son of John, because my Father in heaven has revealed this to you. You did not learn this from any human being.” (Matthew 16:13-17)
There has been many great men in the history of the world. None has changed the world like Jesus Christ the Messiah. In the years between AD 33 and AD 64 a new movement was born. In those thirty years it got sufficient growth and credibility to become the largest religion in the world. It has had an impact on civilization, on culture, on education, on medicine, on freedom and on the lives of countless people worldwide. It all started with a dozen men and a handful of women. Then Jesus Christ sent the Holy Spirit and it turned the world upside down. Who do you say that the Son of Man is?