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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Word-Filled Wednesday ~#30~ Life's Most Important Question: Who is This Jesus?

"Once when Jesus was praying in private & His disciples were with Him, He asked them, "Who do the crowds say I am?"

They replied, "Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; & still others, that one of the prophets of long ago has come back to life."

"But what about you?" He asked.

Who do YOU say I am?"

Peter answered, "The Christ* of God."

~Luke 9:18-20

{*Messiah ~ The Anointed One}

"I'm 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 & said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would be either a lunatic ~ on a level with a man who says he is a poached egg ~ or else He would be the Devil of Hell.

must make your choice.

Either this Man was, & is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse. You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit on Him & kill Him as a demon; OR you can fall at His feet & call Him Lord & 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
{emphasis mine: KW<><}

Blessings from Ohio . . . Kim<><

1 comment:

  1. CS Lewis is one of my favorite writers. A few of our church leaders have quoted from his writings.
    I enjoyed the scripture and the insightful post.
    Blessings to you!


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