“In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1, NLT).
Many interesting, noble and even self-sacrificial men and women throughout history have been admired, emulated and put on pedestals. Some even inspired religions. But they were all human beings, with faults, foibles and one major thing in common – they died.
If Jesus had been just a man as many claim, what would be the point of following him or even caring? Jesus was a human being but he was also God which means unlike historic figures, he’s not dead. He has existed from eternity, he was with God, he was God and through him, everything was created. He didn’t just inspire a religion, he changed the world – how could God coming to earth as a man not change the world? Jesus is God – the only “man” to follow, love, worship.