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Does Jesus ever directly and explicitly claim to be the Messiah (the Christ) in public, before his trial with the Sanhedrin?

John gives us Jesus answer to that question: 22 At that time the Feast of Dedication took place at Jerusalem. It was winter, 23 and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the colonnade of Solomon. 24 So ...
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Does Jesus ever directly and explicitly claim to be the Messiah (the Christ) in public, before his trial with the Sanhedrin?

I'll offer a more nuanced response in an effort to supplement the two thoughtful answers already provided. Let us consider the question 3 different ways: 1. Did Jesus ever directly and explicitly ...
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Why is the unpardonable sin unpardonable?

(All verses are New American Standard 1995) Mark 3:29 "but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin” Strong's Concordance says: ...
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Does Jesus ever directly and explicitly claim to be the Messiah (the Christ) in public, before his trial with the Sanhedrin?

I like Mr. Bond's answer. This answer is not to detract from that one but to add weight to it. Here is my list of the times that Jesus came closest to explicitly claiming to be either Messiah, The ...
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Does Jesus ever directly and explicitly claim to be the Messiah (the Christ) in public, before his trial with the Sanhedrin?

If you mean by directly stating the words, "I am the Messiah" or for that matter, "I am God" the answer would be no. The Jews convicted Jesus of breaking the law against blasphemy ...
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