Who is Jesus? What do you think? Why does it matter?

Take a look at Matthew 17:1-9

Six days later Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, and brought them to the top of a very high mountain.  He was transformed in front of them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as light.  Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Jesus.  Peter reacted to all of this by saying to Jesus, “Lord, it’s good that we’re here. If you want, I’ll make three shrines: one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”  While he was still speaking, look, a bright cloud overshadowed them. A voice from the cloud said, “This is my Son whom I dearly love. I am very pleased with him. Listen to him!” Hearing this, the disciples fell on their faces, filled with awe. But Jesus came and touched them. “Get up,” he said. “Don’t be afraid.” When they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus.  As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus commanded them, “Don’t tell anybody about the vision until the Human One is raised from the dead.”



 



 

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  • Michael L.

    I have often said that it really doesn't matter to me whether he is divine or not; I find him worth-y to follow and so I worth-ship him.

    February 24, 2014

  • Kay R.

    The passage show what the early church - or what faction of the early church that was responsible for the writing of Matthew's Gospel - believed about Jesus. There were, and still are, lots of options we can choose from: a great teacher, a prophet, an example, a spokesperson for God, God's son. Human? Divine? Both? Why would it matter what you think?

    February 24, 2014

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