“Unbelief is as much of a choice as belief is. What makes it in many ways more appealing is that whereas to believe in something requires some measure of understanding and effort, not to believe doesn’t require much of anything at all.”
― Frederick Buechner, Whistling in the Dark: A Doubter’s Dictionary
Applying the same principles as above, the Makers of the bold claims in these instances are God the Father and God the Son. Matthew 19:26 says “And looking at them Jesus said to them “With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible” and Luke 1:37 says, “For nothing will be possible with God”. Therefore, with this resume, everything said in the Bible should be believed/believable and never doubted. For instance, Isaiah predicted a virgin in chapter 7, verse 14 will conceive and give birth to a Son and because the Maker of the statement is God (2nd Timothy 3:16…. “All scripture is inspired by God…”), it happened with the birth of our Lord Jesus. Saying a virgin will conceive is a bold claim but because of Who said, it happened.
In terms of Precedence, the Bible is packed full of it. Where do we start and where do we end but let’s just take three precedences:
1. The Death and Resurrection of Lazarus. John 11:1-44. In summary, Lazarus dies. Jesus waits for Four days before going to Lazarus’ house. At his house, He makes a bold claim “I am the resurrection and the life” and backs it up with returning Lazarus from the dead. Should we believe or doubt?
2. The Man Born Blind. John 9:1-12. In this scripture, Jesus opens the eyes of a man born blind to see the light of day and the beauty of life. Being born blind means (amongst other things) that there were no eyeballs in the first place. He created a fresh pair of eyeballs. Now, hear Jesus’ bold claim in Luke 4:18 “The Spirit of the Lord is on me because He has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free” and in John 8:12 “I am the light of the world”. Should we believe or doubt?
3. The Boy tormented by a demon. Matthew 17:18. Here, Jesus simply rebuked the demon, it came out of the boy, and this is Jesus’ bold claim in Mark 2:10 “But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to…” In addition, Matthew 28:18 “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me”. Should we believe or doubt?
Based on precedences, every bold claim Jesus has been verified and ratified by tangible and evidential Acts by Him that are beyond doubts (reasonable or otherwise).
Based on Biology, I can only answer this way. He is The King Eternal, Sovereign Lord, and Creator of All things living (both spiritual and physical). He is the Almighty God, The Ancient of Days, the I AM THAT I AM. He is the Alpha and Omega, The Beginning and the Ending. He is the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth, the Angels, and every spiritual Being that lives. I could go on and on and on but you already get the picture. He is not human and so not restrain by human frailties.
So what is it going to be for you concerning the Bold Claims made by Jesus, for Jesus, and about Jesus?
“He is the Creator and the sustainer of all things. He is the unchanging, self-existent God, and that means that He depends on nobody. He is neither helped by our faith nor hindered by our unbelief.”
― Colin S. Smith, The 10 Greatest Struggles of Your Life