What are We to Make of Christ?
Many see Christ as a moral teacher, highly ethical, full of wisdom, with a brilliant and sane mind.
But Christ can never be considered just a moral teacher. Some even consider Him a lunatic or a megalomaniac. See some of His offending remarks below:
Other religions claim to have the truth, but Christ proclaimed:
Could His followers have created such remarks? Unlikely as they came from a nation convinced of only one God. Initially they were also reluctant to embrace Jesus’s claims.
Could Christ be a legend? According to literary historian CS Lewis, too many descriptions in the story are clumsy, not artistic enough, and not properly explained to have been created as a legend.
Hardly any ancient literature includes dialogue like the four gospels. Someone building a legend wouldn’t allow this to happen. Also, realistic novels only came about a hundred years ago.
It is difficult to come up with an alternative explanation for Christ, other than He was telling the truth: God, coming to earth to become a man, died and resurrected.
If Christ is what He said He is, ignoring Him would be catastrophic. So, choose wisely.
A summary of a presentation by CS Lewis:
这些言论可能是祂的追随者编造的吗？ 这是不合理的，因为以色列是一个相信只有一位上帝的民族。 此外，最初他们也不愿意接受基督的这些宣告。
基督可能只是一个传奇吗？ 根据文学史学家 CS Lewis 的分析，基督不太可能是传奇，因为这个故事中的很多描写都很笨拙，不够艺术，也没有恰当的解释。
在古代文学中几乎没有像四福音这样的对话。 建立传奇的人不会允许这种情况发生。 此外，现实主义小说大约在一百年前才出现。
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