Jesus was constantly making religious people mad. What made them the angriest were His claims about Himself. He said, "I AM the bread of life,” and “I AM the light of this world," meaning enlightenment. He said, "I AM the way," meaning the way to God. He said, “I AM the truth." "I AM the life," meaning the key to eternal life. He said, "Before Abraham was, I AM."
Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6
Now, these are definite claims to be God. These were outrageous statements and were the major reason that Jesus was executed. The religious people saw Him as a blasphemer, claiming to be God.
Whatever you do, don't commit religious suicide by claiming you think Jesus
was a good man,
or good teacher,
but not God.
"But what about you?" he asked. "Who do you say I am?" Simon Peter answered, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." Matthew 16:15-16
What do you believe?