this could be the saddest dusk i ever seen turn to a miracle, high alive my mind is racing, as it always will my hands tired, my heart aches i'm half a world away

Thursday, December 01, 2005

From the book "Mere Christianity" by C.S. Lewis

I am reading "Mere Christianity" by C.S. Lewis again and I just came across one of my favorite paragraphs...

I am trying here 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 claims 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 a 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 Him being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.


Anonymous Christine Muehling said...

C.S. Lewis' quote on the nature of Jesus Christ is quite consistent with the gospels, I think. Jesus made it clear who he is. Lewis' comment is courgeous in a world where we like to water things down to make them palatable
to everyone.

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