Saying Jesus is God is Too Easy?
How did Roman citizens living about 1900 years ago come to believe in Christianity?
As the Gospels were written in Greek, many of them could read copies of them. Or, some Christian leaders and priests must have introduced words of Christ Jesus in assemblies. But it is unlikely that Roman citizens easily believed that Christ Jesus was God. Because even the Apostles and disciples of Christ Jesus felt deity of Christ Jesus only when they directly heard His words, saw His miracles, and felt His passion, but they did not recognize that Christ Jesus was God.
Probably if Roman citizens heard or read the story of the life of Christ Jesus as depicted in the Gospels, they could not easily or surely believe that Christ Jesus was God.
But when they heard and read words of Christ Jesus and later they thought about them, they must have come to believe that Christ Jesus had been sent by God, since none without direct support or linkage with God could deliver those words with full confidence.
So, what we need to do is to hear words of Christ Jesus and live in the light of His words, but not to assert or even think that Christ Jesus is God.
Indeed, which is easier for us to say that we believe that Christ Jesus is God or to live in the light of His words or live in accordance with God's teaching?
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Joh 5:21 For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will.