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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Truth


“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

3 comments:

Debra said...

That is one of my favorite ever quotes...

Sara @ Embracing Destiny said...

One of my favorite C.S. Lewis quotes! So true.

Magistra Meg said...

Kate,

This is one of the most memorable truths I learned by reading that book. It made such an impression on me at a time before I had accepted Jesus as my personal Lord and Savior.

Amen!

--Nancy