Greek Gods vs. Jesus

greek godsWe can understand the Greek gods.  If Zues is upset, he’ll smite thee!  He’ll release the Kraken!  No problem there.  If you’re hot, he’ll have sex with you, and he won’t take no for an answer.  We get these gods, because they’re like us.  They’re who we’d be if we were gods.  They’re sinners hyped up with super-powers and over-sized egos, hanging out on a Mountain in the sky, acting like hormonally out of control teenagers all day and all through the night.

Jesus on the other hand.  He’s not so easy for us to grasp.  God in the flesh dying on a cross at the hands of his own creation so they might have eternal life.  There are a lot of doctrines in the Bible to unpack to understand the significance of why God would have to die in the person of Jesus Christ so we might have life after death, but this is for certain; Jesus is not like any of the gods on Mount Olympus!

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Andy Wrasman

I live in Lilburn, GA, with my wife and two young kids. I am a pastor at Oak Road Lutheran Church. I've written a book called, Contradict - They Can't All Be True. Be sure to visit my other website:

3 thoughts on “Greek Gods vs. Jesus

  1. Do people not realize this then? I know that now they are just thought of as stories, but back then people had faith in these Gods. Why not see that they acted just like us?

  2. I think people realize this. I was just trying to make a point that people understand the Greek and Romans gods, because they are like us, but when we hear about a man from Nazareth who claims to be God in the flesh, yet he was from Nazareth and not Rome, that he was a lowly carpenter’s son, and not the son of the emperor, that he was not rich, and did not seek earthly riches, fame, power, or authority, who gives everyone’s sins, and says that he will die for the sins of the world, the tendency for us to laugh at that type of God, because God in the flesh wouldn’t do such things! The very person and work of Christ is a stumbling block and foolishness to those who are perishing – he doesn’t fit their mold for God. That’s all I was trying to point out, just a thought I had for the day.

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