Good Morning November 9

There have always been individuals or groups who have tried to claim that Jesus never said He was God. They would rather say He was a great moral teacher, or a wonderful example of love, but not God. This, however,  can’t stand up against a clear reading of Jesus’ words in the Gospels. To the Jewish leaders He said, “before Abraham was born I Am”.(John 8:58) He was taking the holy name of God for Himself, and it almost got Him stoned. To the disciple Philip He said, “I and the Father are one”.(John 10:30) There are many other references throughout the Gospels. C.S. Lewis wrote about such claims saying, “A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse.” Each one must make a choice about Jesus, and it is a choice that touches every part of one’s life.