“Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah.” – Acts 2:36 NIV
Jesus is not Lord and Messiah because I want him to be. It is God who has made him that. The world may say that Jesus is a fictional character. They may say that he was an enlightened teacher. They may say he was a good man who was misunderstood and came to a tragic end. They may even say that Jesus is one of the greatest men ever to live. But what really matters is who God says he is. Whether you choose to believe it or not, he is Lord.