And there was much complaining among the people concerning Him. Some said, “He is good”; others said, “No, on the contrary, He deceives the people.” John 7:12
Many met Jesus personally. Many more heard Him teach or saw the miracles. Yet, there was division between what people thought about Him.
What they said back then many say today too!
What is so deceptive about the teachings of Jesus?
The idea of forgiving others seems good. Jesus taught about love and mercy and that is also good.
He healed the sick, the terminally ill, and those struggling with demons.
There is nothing wrong with that.
One time He fed thousands of people with a meal made for one.
He also gave life back to a few people that died.
Those are good things to do too!
So I think the rub for some people are His words. He claimed to be the Son of God. He says He is the resurrection and the life; that He is the way, the truth, and the life, plus the only way to the Father.
Contrast that with other god-like leaders. Each of them said words that claimed their unique way to eternal life or a better life – and many are widely accepted. Yet none did the miracles that Jesus performed. Certainly none of the others gave their own life for you as Jesus did!
Jesus life, death, and resurrection is still controversial. But not to God!