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Thursday, April 19, 2012

"He never intended for you to....."

     I have a couple of favorites quotes.  This happens to be one of them.  It 's  from the author C.S. Lewis, who is most famous as the writer of the Chronicles of Narnia.  Now, I know that there are a multitude of quotes that one could ponder  from the shear volume of his works.  But, this one is mine.  Because for me, it carries a weight of wisdom in regards to the Christian faith and Jesus Christ, himself.  It presents a dividing line that only cuts one way.  So, please take a moment  to read, ponder, and wonder...I think that it will stick with you also!

“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 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 the 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 patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.”
C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

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