August 13, 2003
Today’s skeptics might doubt that Jesus ever existed, while others assume He was simply a prophet or moral teacher. As Alistair Begg notes, King Herod and Jesus’ own disciples also confronted the question of Jesus’ identity—though for very different reasons. The weak and cowardly Herod wanted to satisfy his curiosity or desire for entertainment. Jesus’ disciples, though, were challenged to answer His question and, like us, to pursue the greater command of following and worshiping Him.
18Take care then how you hear, for to the one who has, more will be given, and from the one who has not, even what he thinks that he has will be taken away.”
7Now Herod the tetrarch heard about all that was happening, and he was perplexed, because it was said by some that John had been raised from the dead,
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