It is quite popular to think that Jesus was just a special holy teacher or a holy prophet but nothing more. If that is what you think stop and consider what Jesus actually taught!
Did you know that Jesus taught people that he and God were equal and the same. Do you think he was telling the truth and being a good teacher when he said that?
Do you think he was a good, special holy teacher when he said that he was the way, the truth and the life and that nobody could come to God except through him?
Do you think he was a holy teacher when he said that he was able to forgive people the sins they had done against God?
What about when he said that he had been around before Abraham (a man who died 1000s of years before Jesus was born)?
Special holy teachers don’t keep telling lies to the people who trust them. Jesus didn’t leave us the option to think that “he’s just a special, holy teacher”!
Based on what Jesus said and taught about Himself, he really should be thought of as a liar, a lunatic, or God.
Do you think Jesus lied about being God, or did he believe he was God when really he wasn’t (this would make Him a lunatic), or did he get it right when he explained he is God?
Christians believe that Jesus is a very special holy teacher and we trust the things that he taught – one of those things was that he is God – someone very much more than a special holy man!