If you ask any Christian this Question: “Who is the Greatest Person to ever live?”
JESUS, would probably be your answer 99.99% of the time.
But wait this gives me a little confusion. Why? Because in separate occasions the Bible says Solomon was the greatest, and in a different part of the bible Jesus himself is saying John the Baptist is the greatest. So who is the greatest????
I have given thee [Solomon] a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee. 1 Kings 3:12
The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here. Matthew 12:42
The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation, and condemn them: for she came from the utmost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here. Luke 11:31
John the Baptist
“Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he,” said Jesus Matthew 11:11
It’s somewhat odd to me that in the Old Testament, the bible says Solomon is the greatest not just at that moment, but the greatest of all time. And that no man ever will be greater than him not in the past or in the future. Than in the Gospels it says; Oh never mind Jesus is now the greatest. Ever greater than Soloman, Never Mind. But then Jesus who is now supposed to be the new greatest person alive now says John the Baptist is the greatest. (He says that John the Baptist is the greatest person ever born of a women, which makes him greater than Jesus.)
So what should I assume, that the bible changed it’s mind three times or that John the Baptist is now greater than Jesus???