Words That Have Changed My Life…#1

This will begin an ongoing, intermingling series of posts that I will continue indefinitely. It will be a series of posts of quotes that have revolutionized my thinking of life, love, purpose, and the world.

This first quote is by CS Lewis (of recent acclaim for authoring The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. This argument was my tipping point in being sold-out as a Christian. In fact, the entire book Mere Christianity is worth buying. I am continually confronted with it as I listen to people make excuses for not submitting their lives to Christ’s Lordship.

I am trying here to prevent anyone from saying the really foolish thing that people often say about [Jesus]: “I’m not 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 a 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.
[CS Lewis, Mere Christianity, New York: MacMillan, 1952), 55-56]

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