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You must make your choice...

You must make your choice...

When it comes to accepting who Jesus was we have only two choices: Jesus is the Son of God or Jesus was a lunatic. Many take on the assumption that God is too big to be confined to just one religion. It's true. God is extremely big; God is bigger than anything that our human minds can grasp. However, there are many issues with this statement and the belief that lies behind it, but for now I want to focus on just one aspect of it. 

For some, because God is too big for just one religion, there is an acceptance of others. "There are many roads that lead up the same mountaintop," some would say, "therefore many religions are only natural." The problem with this logic is that it denies Jesus as "the way, and the truth, and the life" (Jn. 14:6). And if you don't believe Jesus as being the Messiah, the only way to God, he becomes merely a good moral teacher alongside Muhammad and Dalai Lama. If you find yourself believing this you are making one of the most false accusations. 

Hear the words of C.S Lewis in his book Mere Christianity

I am trying to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about [Jesus]: "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 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 being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to. 

Jesus was more than a prophet and Jesus was more than a rabbi. Jesus is the Savior of the world. Jesus is the only way to God. There might be many roads that lead up the mountaintop, but there is only one that makes it all the way to the top: it is Jesus. 

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