On this previous post of mine a woman who identifies herself as, As always... Rachael said several things to me, but she ended her comments by saying - “It is not okay to judge others.”
Ironically, her ENTIRE comment was completely littered with judgments of me and my radical views, calling me bossy and arrogant, ridiculously naïve, and so on. Unbelievable huh? Better watch out for the hypocrisy in your own statements Rachael, before you say we shouldn't judge others!
Of course, that is a whole other topic because we already know Jesus said - "JUDGE WITH RIGHTEOUS JUDGMENT".
Moving right along...
Rachael also said this, and I thought it was worthy of devoting an entire post to, so here it is:
“To claim that you have found the only "key" to ultimate truth is a respectable leap of faith, but it's arrogant as hell to try to push your beliefs on to other people...So acting as if you have found the only path is offensive.”
Well good, it should be! The TRUTH is offensive, haven't ya heard?
As Jesus said, "Blessed is he who is NOT offended because of Me." - Matthew 11:6
Jesus made extraordinarily arrogant claims about Himself. Either Jesus was a delusional schizophrenic who also happened to be a good man, or He was indeed who He claimed to be - God in the flesh.
Jesus said - "I AM the Way, the Truth, and the Life!" - John 14:6
If Jesus isn't God, then how do you explain all of His "I AM" statements throughout the Gospels? No other religious figure in history has ever made such outrageous claims about themselves to be God. Muhammad, Buddha, Gandhi or any other religious leaders have only claimed to be prophets or good teachers, never God Himself. (Well - atheists think they are God, but that's another topic.)
Jesus also made these extremely arrogant claims about Himself...
"I AM the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world." - John 6:51
"I AM the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." - John 8:12
"I AM One who bears witness of Myself, and the Father who sent Me bears witness of Me.” - John 8:18
"Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I AM He, you will die in your sins.” - John 8:24
“Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.” - John 8:58
"I AM the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?" - John 11:25-26
"I AM the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing." - John 15:5
Jesus Christ is also the ONLY religious leader who sacrificed His own life out of love for His followers (John 3:16). If Jesus is NOT any of these things, then He would be an absolute lunatic in need of serious mental attention and Christianity would be worthless. But if Jesus is who He says He is...isn't it worth your time to find out if it's actually true or not?
You can read a detailed description about who Jesus really is and His life on earth here => THE BOOK of JOHN