Jesus is the most influential but also controversial person in history. He’s been labelled a liar and lunatic, but what does Jesus have to say about himself? Ben unpacks John 8:48-59 to explore Jesus’ claims and whether he is God.
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Liar, lunatic - or God?
The most influential person in history, Jesus' biographies have topped the international bestseller list for 2,000 years. We organise our calendar around his birth, define Western law and morality by his teachings, and 2.5 billion across the globe call him their personal Saviour.
But he's also the most controversial person in history. He's been labelled a fairytale, revolutionary, controlling propaganda, a conman, a prophet, an angel or demon and God.
In this engaging talk, Ben explores Jesus' claims about himself from John 8:48-59, and unpacks those 7 labels to see which stick.
We're left with the question 'who do you say Jesus is?' and the implications for our lives. If Jesus is God, we're not here by chance, we don't get to decide what is like, and we need to listen to Jesus' message about life and death.
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Two Thieves is Ben's Clube's YouTube channel that discusses Christ and culture, with a focus on the intersection of theology, technology and television.
Ben's background includes work as an experienced animator and art director in London. He now helps pastor a church in Essex called Danbury Mission.
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