The Jews have a particular three word saying that goes with any question regarding God’s relationship with man. God is just. It’s simple, it’s direct and makes our relationship pretty personal. It doesn’t matter what our parents, friends, or government leaders do, it’s what each of us do and what our personal relationship with God is. I have a very personal relationship with Him and the Christ just as everyone who has ever heard or experienced the name has. None of us are the same ergo our relationship with Him is not the same but above all I depend on the fact that: God is just. I live my life the best that I can, you live your life the best you can and neither of us can judge the other concerning our individual relationship with God because that’s God’s job and.....God is just. Back to the OP. I pretty much align myself with @Ken Anderson for a myriad a reasons. The Jews were looking for someone quite different than Jesus. Someone more along the line with Maccabee or even more of a Davidic stature. Would I believe in a man of peace or await the coming of the savior I expected: someone preaching war and uprise. Dunno. If I simply went back in time and could observe His works it’s a no brainer because I’m already a believer but to mentally observe myself as an ignorant individual devoid of any knowledge of who this man of peace is, I do not know. The hopes I have for myself is that yes, I would acknowledge Him and follow His teachings but in a day of slavery, kings, mass oppression, illiteracy and a host of other gods complete with their representatives preaching another faith....?