I have been thinking about this conversation that I am having with someone, and this morning in the car it consumed me. What would it mean to Christianity if Jesus weren’t actually God? What do we lose if Jesus was the son of God whose purpose it was to point us to the Father?
Okay, okay. Let me back up. My husband and I were talking about why Jesus wouldn’t have come out and actually said in the words: Yes, I am God. I mean, God is all-knowing and so God knew that billions of people would go to hell because they were concerned that worshiping Jesus as God would be considered idolatry and blasphemy. God knew that billions of people would be faithfully serving God and yet still waiting for the promised messiah. So, why not say I’m God, at least for the people who doubt in faith. I know we say that some will never believe even if God whacked them on the head, but for those pitiable creatures who would why not? My husband said it was because Jesus was supposed to point people to the Father. But as a symbol or even as the way to God, why is it necessary that Jesus be God? Well, because of the sacrifice he said. What would it mean if a person died for people? It has to be more than that. But then I find myself back to general revelation… is it possible? Is it possible without knowing Jesus story? And if yes, then to what extent does God look at the heart?
Sorry this one’s pretty incoherent… I was rambling.