“Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, He was asking His disciples, ‘Who do people say that the Son of Man is’” (Matthew 16:13)?
This is not the question of some insecure leader wanting to know how well he is liked, or where he stands in the public opinion polls. While the responses he received were quite flattering, being compared to other well known personalities, they fall short of what is necessary for a life of discipleship that demands absolute allegiance to one Lord. The historic confession of the church, “Jesus is Lord,” is to proclaim and embrace his supremacy in all matters of faith and practice. He is not one among many; he is the One and only.