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The Existence of God

Is there really a God? Or did everything just poof?

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  • Jun 15 2013: (Cont'd)
    I challenge anyone to consider the person and claims of Christ. Not one recognised religious leader, not Moses, Paul, Buddha, Mohammed, have ever claimed to be God. That is, apart from Jesus Christ. Christ is the ONLY leader who has ever claimed to be deity and the only individual who has convinced a great proportion of the world that he is God.

    He claimed to be God, He received worship as God and accepted it (Matthew 8:2; John 9:35-39), was affirmed to be God by at least 400 people - including Paul, John the Baptist, Titus, Peter the apostle (and all of them in fact). He claimed he could forgive sins, to be immutable, to be "life eternal" (John 14:6), ascribed himself as Jehovah (which was the reason he was condemned and crucified by the Jews).

    Either Christ was telling the truth or he wans't. Either He knew his claims were false (in which case he was a liar, a hypocrite, a demon and a fool) or didn't know they were false (in which case he was sincerely deluded and a lunatic) or... His claims were true. Which leaves people with only 2 options: accept or reject them.
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      Jun 15 2013: Actually in addition to the options that Jesus was telling the truth, lying or deluded, he might also have been misunderstood, or the people who wrote the gospels decades after the evens may have gotten the details wrong, or they could have made stuff up to create a legend etc etc.

      Even if he made these claims that doesn't make them true. Resurrecting doesn't even prove he is a god that can create universes.

      Also you saying his claims were true does not make them true.

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