Was Jesus who He claimed to be?


It might seem to be a large, and perhaps unwarranted, (or premature) leap from "why was I deliberately created?" to "was Jesus telling the truth?" but if you are honestly seeking answers to the big questions, a collision with Christ and His claims is inevitable. 

Jesus properly identified the world's problem as a SIN problem, and He claimed to be the answer.  He taught us that we were designed to be in fellowship with our Creator, but sin had broken the relationship. 

Some of His specific claims were:

"I told you that you would die in your sins, for unless you believe
that I am he you will die in your sins.
" - John 8:24
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"If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed." - John 8:36
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"I came that they may have life and have it abundantly." - John 10:10
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"I and the Father are One." - John 10:30
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"I am the way, and the truth, and the life.
No one comes to the Father except through me.
" - John 14:6

The gospel record asserts that Jesus is the only begotten Son of God, and that He alone is the source of everlasting life:

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son,
that whoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
" - John 3:16

There have been others who made similar claims, but Jesus did something that sets Him apart.  He staked the validity of everything He did on one event:  His resurrection.

“Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” - John 2:19
Jesus stated before He died that He would triumph over death.  He was publically executed in the most brutal way that has probably ever been devised, and three days later His tomb was empty.  During the subsequent 40 days He was seen alive by hundreds of eye-witnesses, and the people who had the most to lose maintained to their deaths, and to a man, that Jesus was raised from the dead.

That event alone gives Jesus the right to command a hearing, and His claims pertain directly to you, your purpose, and your destiny.

I've decided         Maybe not?