I had a teacher who would often say to the class, “opinions are like ears; everyone has two of them.” I would always be one of the few to laugh, not because I got it, but because it was true. Everybody usually has two opinions on the same subject, and they usually contradict one another. If someone asked you about Jesus, what would you say? Would you tell them that He is the Son of God who came to earth to forgive your sins?
And Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi. And on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” And they told him, “John the Baptist; and others say, Elijah; and others, one of the prophets.” And he asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are the Christ.”
Jesus wasn’t asking these questions for His ego. He was asking them to see if the Disciples would trumpet what others were saying or if they genuinely believed in their hearts that Jesus was the anointed one. Israel had a history of rejecting the people God had sent them. It started with Joseph, then to Moses, King David, the Prophets, and finally, Jesus. Were those Jesus picked going to profess He was the Messiah?
Is Jesus the Son of God?
There are a lot of people who would call themselves Christians that would say that Jesus isn’t the Son of God. They would tell you He was a good teacher, did some good deeds like feed the masses, but stop short of calling Him God. What would you say if Jesus asked you? Would you call Him the Christ, or anointed one of God?
What Would You Say?
What we profess must start in the heart. No one likes a phony or fair-weather fan. People are looking for authentic, even if they disagree with them as a Christian know what you believe and be willing to stand for it and proclaim it with your mouth. It might not be popular, but it is the right thing, and God will honor you.
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