One of the only things I feel was truly accomplished when I was student President of the Christian Legal Society at Memphis State/The University of Memphis was that we handed out 200 copies of Josh McDowell’s great little book, “More Than a Carpenter” to all incoming freshman law students. We also included the appropriately named tract, “the Four Spiritual Laws.”
Many folks will allow that Jesus was a great moral leader or spiritual teacher.
Oddly, He claimed to be God in the flesh.
C.S. Lewis, a popular British theologian, continues, “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 patronising 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, The MacMillan Company, 1960, pp. 40-41.)
Examine the claims of Jesus in the Book of John. Ask Truth to become known to you.
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