15 “But you,” He asked them, “who do you say that I am?” 16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God!”
Jesus asked the question to His disciples do you know who I am? The reason for this question being so important is because if we believe in a Jesus other than the One revealed in scripture, we can’t get saved. If you call on a Jesus that has different characteristics then it would be like calling on another false religion’s Jesus who’s not God. The reference to “the Son of the living God!” means to be God as seen in John 5:18 that says, “This is why the Jews began trying all the more to kill Him: Not only was He breaking the Sabbath, but He was even calling God His own Father, making Himself equal with God.” One should ask themselves the Jesus question and make sure that you believe in the right Jesus being God in the flesh or else you can’t get saved. Why do you think the Jehovah Witnesses, Mormons, and Muslims are not saved? That is because they believe in the wrong Jesus who obviously can’t save because it is not the same Jesus of scripture.