Re: Jesus Did State He Was God; Here's the Proof!
Actually, nohope, you do raise some good questions about the "Is Jesus God" is issue. But there may be no easy or clear answer for you. And it's a question that some Christians have also asked over the years.
I personally don't think it matters as to whether or not Jesus was God. From what I've read of the bible, the ministry of Jesus boils down to two essential elements:
When Jesus was once asked about what commandemnt was most important, he answered that "You are to love your Lord your God with all your heart,with all your mind, and all your strength. the second is that you should love your neighbor as yourself. There are no commandments greater than these."
If we Christians could consistently live up to these two things, then we'd be doing pretty well, and everything else would fall into place.
Keep the questions going nohope; it keeps us Christians on our toes, and helps us to focus more on our religion than we might otherwise do.