However, if He is exactly who He claimed to be and who the biblical writers claimed, then He is worth nothing less than our full devotion and allegiance.
Throughout the Gospel of John, Jesus clearly claimed His deity and equality with the Father. Paul affirmed this in Colossians 1. The writer of Hebrews explicitly affirmed in as well.
In Hebrews 1:1-4, we read, “God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world.And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high having become as much better than the angels, as He has inherited a more excellent name than they.”
Do you see the words that unashamedly and unequivocally state His deity? The Son, is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact representation or imprint of His nature.
Christians understand that all God is and does is meant to show forth His glory, His beauty, His majesty, His goodness, etc. The way that His glory shines the brightest, in its fullest radiance, is in the Person and work of the Son, Jesus. If we are to see the pinnacle of the glory of God, we look no farther or any other place other than Jesus.
Jesus is also the exact imprint of His nature. He is God in flesh. Jesus told His disciples if you have seen the Son, you have seen the Father (John 14:9). All (and I mean ever single one) attributes of the Father exist eternally in the Son. He is no less God than God the Father.
Only God clothed in flesh could offer the sacrifice for the sins of His people (Heb. 2:14). Only Jesus is the one true Mediator between God and Man (1 Tim. 2). No person comes to the Father other than by and through the Son (John 14:6). There is only one Name under heaven by which men must be saved (Acts 4:12).
If man is going to be saved from sin and reconciled to a holy God, it is only through Jesus, God clothed in flesh. This is why the question concerning Jesus is the most crucial mankind can ponder.