Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them (Heb 7:25).
Historians like to rank historical figures based on their historical significance. “Who’s the greatest man who ever lived?”
In this context, greatness is measured in terms of influence on the subsequent course of history. The cut generally selects for conquerors, religious founders, politicians, and scientists.
Of course, this evaluation can be affected by your value-system. Buddhists think Buddha was the greatest, Mohammedans think Muhammad was the greatest.
Richard Dawkins would be loath to say Jesus is the greatest man who ever lived. And in a sense he’s right.
Jesus isn’t the greatest man who ever lived. Rather, Jesus is the greatest man who ever lives.