When Jesus was brought before Pilate He stated that "everyone who is of the truth listens to [His] voice," (John 18:37). That bold claim led CS Lewis in Mere Christianity to remark that Jesus could only have been one of three things: a liar, a lunatic, or the Lord. After all, Jesus was before Pilate, the man who could get Him out of the death sentence that He was about to face, and he refused to claim anything different. If Jesus was not, in fact, the Son of God, then He must have been a lunatic or a liar to continue down that road. We know of suicide bombers who die for a cause and take others with them, but certainly a person wouldn't choose death on a cross for a lie that he knew he was fabricating. If Jesus believed he was the Son of God and wasn't, then he would simply be a lunatic. The problem is that Jesus didn't act like a lunatic, and typically lunatics don't heal people and cast out demons. We are only left with one choice: He was and is the Lord.
You are here: / / Liar, Lunatic, or Lord? (John 18-19)
Seth is a pastor, author, and speaker who lives in Batesville, Indiana. He is married to Kari, and they have two daughters, Madelyn and Noelle.