I believe that the question was settled for early Christians at the Council of Nicea
. I have to admit, however, that I'm not a Christian, and don't agree with the decision of the divinity of Jesus (pbuh). There are many places in the Bible that discount that view, also. For example:
John 5:30 (New International Version)
|30By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me.
Acts 2:22 (New International Version)
|22"Men of Israel, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know.
God apparently had lots of sons:
Luke 3:38 (New International Version)
|the son of Kenan, 38the son of Enosh,
the son of Seth, the son of Adam,
the son of God.
Exodus 4:22 (New International Version)
|22 Then say to Pharaoh, 'This is what the LORD says: Israel is my firstborn son,
Romans 8:14 (New International Version)
|14because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
Although I don't believe that Jesus (pbuh) was divine or the son of God, I can't say that he was "just" a prophet. He was the greatest prophet sent and will return to earth on the Day of Judgment.
Interestingly enough, it was the Bible classes at my Baptist university that completed my break with Christianity.