If there were a Nazarene yearbook 2,000 years ago, Jesus would not have been voted most popular. Maybe "most likely to be tortured and crucified" but definitely not most popular.
He didn't seem to care all that much about being popular because he knew that if being popular is your goal you may very well achieve it but at what cost? As Jesus said, we cannot serve two masters.
When Jesus said, "I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world," it freaked a number of his disciples out. In fact, it freaked them out enough that they bolted.
Now, as they abandoned him, Jesus...READ MORE