Thursday, October 13, 2016
C.S. Lewis: Thoughts on Jesus of Nazareth.
"I am trying to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I'm ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don't accept His claim to be God. That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic--on a level with the man who says he is a poached egg--or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse. You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronising nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to."
This quote was taken from his book, "Mere Christianity". C.S.Lewis is one of the great thinkers of out time. He was an atheist who set out to prove the claims of Jesus to be Gods Son false and instead became a Christian apologist. I challenge you to pick up a copy of "Mere Christianity" at your local library. It is a fascinating read.