Bible Study Series: "The Identity of Christ"
A man's perception of truth (of who Jesus is, or who he is not) is based on the information he had at the time he formulated his belief. If provided with faulty information from the start, then our understanding of Jesus will also be faulty, incorrect and untruthful.
Did your understanding of Christ come from another man or from God (Mat 16:16-17)? Never depend on what someone "thinks" or "believes," especially if you have never read it (or seen it for yourself) in the Word of God (i.e. Jesus is God). Thankfully, Jesus forewarned of these false prophets and teachers (Matt 24:4-5, 11, 24; 2Peter 2:1; 1John 4:1) and provided us with a host of witnesses, concerning his identity, those who actually knew Christ, were with Christ and were taught by Christ personally.
The Bible teaches that Christians “should all speak in agreement” (1 Corinthians 1:10). Why then are men and women preaching some other gospel than that which was taught by Christ?
The Christ has not changed, "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever." (Heb 13:8)
This lesson is not to criticize how you obtained your information but to reiterate who Jesus said he was.(John 10:36) Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?