Now the followers of Christ get their turn to answer this question: Who is Jesus, and what was his central message when he walked this earth? A few days ago I gave atheists and skeptics the first opportunity to answer this question. There was a mixed response, including many who thought there was something wrong with the question. For followers of Christ, one adjustment most would probably prefer is that I put it in the present tense: Who is Jesus, not who was he? But as I did last time, I’m still looking for answers that are based in the New Testament record, and for the message he presented while he was here among us as a man.
I’ll write my own view on this in a day or two. (I’m still in an unusually busy season, so I’m letting you have the floor for now.)
When I put the question before the non-Christ followers, I asked believers to wait and not throw in their opinions. I don’t think I’ll make the same kind of request here. For those who do not believe in or follow Jesus Christ, if you have a response to what someone says here, please feel welcome to share it.