“Jesus could only have been one of four things: a legend, a liar, a lunatic–or Lord and God.
In his best-selling classic Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis wrote: “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 a man who says he is a poached egg–or he would be the devil of hell. You must take your choice. Either this was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us…“
There is so much historical and archeological evidence to support his existence that every reputable historian agrees he was not just a legend.
If he were a liar, why would he die for his claim, when he could easily have avoided such a cruel death with a few choice words?
And, if he were a lunatic, how did he engage in intelligent debates with his opponents or handle the stress of his betrayal and crucifixion while continuing to show a deep love for his antagonists?
He said he was Lord and God. The evidence supports that claim…”