Ask enough people who Jesus is and you’ll certainly get a wide variety of answers. The answers people give are conditioned by everything from worldview to personal experience. But this is nothing new. People have been debating and arguing the identity and significance of Jesus since he lived.
What is written about him—what he did and what he said—creates controversy. It pushes people to deal with Jesus. He is not someone who can simply be ignored. People have always had differing responses to him. By looking at the responses of some who saw and heard him, we can understand our own reactions and the reactions of others.
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