A post from Clyde from a messy thread in ID forum:
Clyde Crewey said:
"is to trust Jesus when he claims to be God in the flesh.."
There's a huge problem here and it's the well established history of the first earthly followers of Jesus.
There are many statements by Jesus in the gospels that leave no doubt that Jesus claimed to be God. They are not ambiguous whatsoever, especially
if you understand anything about Judaism. This is one of the true "essentials" of orthodox Christianity.
Even more than these claims, He demonstrated that He could do things reserved only for God Himself. Here is an extremely persuasive passage in Mark 2:1-5:
"A few days later, when Jesus again entered Capernaum, the people heard that he had come home. They gathered in such large numbers that there was no room left, not even outside the door, and he preached the word to them. Some men came, bringing to him a paralyzed man, carried by four of them. Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus by digging through it and then lowered the mat the man was lying on. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralyzed man, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”