Jesus went into the region of Caesarea Philippi
and he asked his disciples,
"Who do people say that the Son of Man is?"
They replied, "Some say John the Baptist, others Elijah,
still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets."
He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?"
Simon Peter said in reply,
"You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."
- Mt 16:13ff
The Good News: confession of Jesus as Christ and Son of God places one in the Lord's good graces -- literally.
The (not so) Good News: that same confession will very likely get you crucified upside down.