Along the lines of the prior post, where some unbelievers will laud Jesus as a great teacher, a holy man, everthing but what He is: the Son of God, the second person of the Trinity. The title refers to a famous passage from C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity:
I am trying here to prevent anyone from 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 a level with the man who says he is a poached egg—or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make the 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 up with any patronizing nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.
Somethings are really that simple. And yet have a depth to them beyond our imagining.
[posted as a result of a post at Wittenberg Gate on Matthew 11:28-30, in which Dory cited the C.S. Lewis passage]
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