Often I hear people confused about their image of God. They can not possibly imagine what God looks like. For me as a Quaker Christian. This is a simple proposition. There is no way that my minute mind can comprehend the celestial wonder of my infinite God. But fortunately we don’t have to. We know what God looks like, through Jesus. He came to show us a clear representation of what The Father looks like. God did not leave us hanging when it comes to His identity. He showed us clearly.
Here are some healthy helps to clarify how to establish God’s identity through Jesus:
Number one. The life of Jesus is a true historical event confirmed by many sources, outside the Bible.
Many act as if matters concerning Christianity are similar in some way to mythology. No way! Jesus was a real man; a known historical figure. There is no doubt as to whether Jesus existed. He was a real man of human history and this can be verified in many ways. In fact, The most significant person in all of history is Jesus.
Number 2. The facts of Jesus life resurrection were witnessed by 12 men, who individually gave their lives for Jesus.
Many have a hard time buying into faith, because they have been duped so many times by phony propositions. Not so with Jesus. His life was so impressive that all 12 men who witnessed his life died for Him. Jesus really existed and He really was the most awesome personage in human history.
Each one of these 12 men in their own way in their own place and in their own time gave their life for Jesus. Except for John who was boiled in oil and did not die. Would you do this for someone that you suspected was a fraud? Jesus was the real deal. He still is!
Number 3. Lord, liar or lunatic is a healthy way to look at and make clear the impact of the facts concerning Jesus life.
Josh McDowell initially presented this idea. It is a sound way to get your brain around why Jesus’s claims are clearly real: