(taken from GotQuestions.org)
Unlike the question “Does God exist?” the question of whether Jesus Christ existed is asked by relatively few people. Most accept that Jesus was truly a man who lived in Israel 2,000 years ago. The debate begins with the discussion of Jesus’ full identity. Almost every major religion teaches that Jesus was a prophet or a good teacher or a godly man. But the Bible tells us that Jesus was infinitely more than a prophet, a good teacher, or a godly man.
(This is a great, short video from BibleProject.com about who Jesus is…)
Jesus had to be both God and man. As God, Jesus could satisfy God’s wrath. As a man, Jesus had the capability of dying. As the God-man, Jesus is the perfect Mediator between heaven and earth (1 Timothy 2:5). Salvation is available only through faith in Jesus Christ. As He proclaimed, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6).
Our Daily Bread has a wonderful step-by-step layout of what a personal relationship with God looks like – check it out here. Find someone to talk to and pray with. Discovering Jesus truly is an exciting, life-long journey not meant to be embarked upon alone – we need other faithful followers of Jesus to encourage us, challenge us, and to enjoy the journey with! Please email Pastor Trip if you have questions: firstname.lastname@example.org. God bless you!!