With Easter over and a new week upon us I thought that I might share some of the quotes from the Easter sermon in this weeks devotion. Many people have been asking for them and I feel they give good points of discussion.
Who do you say Jesus is?
With Eternity written on our hearts our understanding of the person and work of Jesus is vital, essential and eternal. More than a man, Christ is our Messiah.
Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved. – Acts 4:12
He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart. – Ecclesiastes 3:11a
So as you reflect on the person of Christ, here are some other people’s thoughts on who our Savior and King might be.
I know men; and I tell you that Jesus Christ is no mere man. Between Him and every person in the world there is no possible term of comparison. Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and I have founded empires. But on what did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force. Jesus Christ founded His empire upon love; and at this hour millions of men would die for him. – Napoleon
Jesus was a great moral teacher. Somebody as intelligent as Jesus would have been an atheist if he had known what we know today. – Richard Dawkins, Guardian Interview
“Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, and Jesus were not only prosperity teachers but also millionaires themselves, with more affluent lifestyles than many present-day millionaires could conceive of.” – Rhonda Byrne, The Secret (p.109)
“I am an historian, I am not a believer, but I must confess as a historian that this penniless preacher from Nazareth is irrevocably the very center of history. Jesus Christ is easily the most dominant figure in all history.” —H.G. Wells
There was a man whose tears could cure cancer or any other disease, including the real cause of all diseases – sin. His blood did. His name was Jesus, not Chuck Norris. If your soul needs healing, the prescription you need is not Chuck Norris’ tears, it’s Jesus’ blood. – Chuck Norris.
“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.”