Let’s be honest: no one has ever been more loved or more hated than Jesus. He has impacted our world and culture more than any other person, in art, music, writings, and history. Even our calendar is based upon His life. Someone who has had this much global impact is naturally going to have fans and haters.
One problem is that most people don’t know who Jesus is … even though they think they might. They have heard about Him, have invented their own perspectives of Him, or had their thoughts shaped by the movies, music, or media reports concerning Him.
Just because we think we know who He is doesn’t mean all of our perspectives are accurate. The best way to get to know the real Jesus is to learn what the Bible says about Him.
As a child I received instruction both in the Bible and in the Talmud. I am a Jew, but I am enthralled by the luminous figure of the Nazarene....No one can read the Gospels without feeling the actual presence of Jesus. His personality pulsates in every word. No myth is filled with such life.Albert Einstein
The bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is the crowning proof of Christianity. If the resurrection did not take place, then Christianity is a false religion. If it did take place, then Christ is God and the Christian faith is absolute truth.Henry Morris
One encounter with Jesus Christ is enough to change you, instantly, forever.Luis Palau
No one else holds or has held the place in the heart of the world which Jesus holds. Other gods have been as devoutly worshipped; no other man has been so devoutly loved.John Knox
I am an historian, I am not a believer, but I must confess as a historian that this penniless preacher from Nazareth is irrevocably the very center of history. Jesus Christ is easily the most dominant figure in all history.H.G. Wells