I am Batman

I was surprised the other day by a vehicle behind me.  Locals may have seen it before, but it was my first time.  It was a yellow truck, with black trim all decked out with the Batman logo.  Across the windshield were the words, “I AM BATMAN”.  It was a pretty cool looking truck, but there was no way that I believed the person driving it was Batman.  I am sure they love driving around in a truck that looks like it could belong to Batman, but I seriously doubt that they think they are Batman, either.

I got a message from a pastor friend who said they were listening to a supposedly Christian speaker/teacher the other day.  This friend said they found out the person they were listening to did not believe in the Virgin Birth, the Resurrection of Jesus, or any historical aspects of the Gospels.  The teacher simply believed that Jesus was a good moral teacher, and we should follow His teachings.  People do not usually blurt that out when they talk to a room full of Believers.  You usually have to do some research.  They do not usually start out their talk saying, “I do not believe Jesus was the only Son of God”.

CS Lewis says that it is impossible for Jesus to have been only a good moral teacher.  Lewis says, Jesus was either a liar, a lunatic, or He is Lord.  Here is what Lewis said as published in Mere Christianity:

I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God. That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to. … Now it seems to me obvious that He was neither a lunatic nor a fiend: and consequently, however strange or terrifying or unlikely it may seem, I have to accept the view that He was and is God.

Who do you say Jesus is?

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One Response to I am Batman

  1. Jesus is the Son of God, the Messiah, the King and so much more.

    It is amazing how the wolves are deceiving the sheep.

    Love the C. S. Lewis quote. Jesus is Lord indeed.

    Blessings, grace and peace.

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