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Robert January 25, 2013 at 9:36 am

Great article Daryl,
This is a timely message for any age. It amazes me that we think we have the right to evaluate Jesus. This argument (liar, lunatic, Lord) is very sound. If Jesus was either of the first two, why would we think anything He said was accurate or worthy of believing? However, if He was the Lord of all (and He still is), then we should consider everything about Him to be vitally important. And you are right, every person must decide what he or she believes about Jesus.
Yours in Christ,

Kevin January 25, 2013 at 10:06 am

Jesus is Lord, the begotten Son of God, the Christ, the way, the “truth” and the life.
And he is no liar. How could they say that? I was thinking what Lewis mean?

Steven January 25, 2013 at 12:10 pm

What Lewis meant, was a 100% all or nothing, yes or no answer. Jesus is either the Son of God as He says, or he is a deceitful and lawless person. And when you break everything down it really does come to that answer. Also, if He isn’t who He said He was, no way He could pay for our sins.

I for one believe with all my heart and soul that Jesus is the Son of God and He paid the price for my sins when He took on the Cross and defeated death and sin.

Steven January 25, 2013 at 12:06 pm

Every time I read the Bible and read about Jesus, I am amazed at just how bold He was. For a lack of better words, Jesus had a set of balls on Him. When you combine the actions of Jesus and His words, the conclusion C.S. Lewis reached is really the only option you have left.

Maurine January 25, 2013 at 6:19 pm

I think the claims are one thing but the witnessed miracles are the deal clincher.
He doesn’t write about himself, or make claims ‘divinely’ received as other later so called prophets do.
Our trusted reports are by others who walked by His side.
Now that is really something !
And the miracles …. Well they continue today… wherever there is peace there is love there is He

Michael February 2, 2013 at 9:45 am

Great article really makes you think I would say.

Nicholas February 7, 2013 at 2:31 am

I had a person tell me they had read it in the Bible that a person in heaven could go to hell and bring one loved one back with them , but they would have to take a big chance doing so . I have read the Bible clear through and never recalled such . Where did they get this idea from . I heard a man say on t.v. that God couldn’t have asked Abraham to kill his son , and gave their reasons , but I see this as a test and other reasons , how can they believe any of the book of JOB if they believe such , GOD sent his own son to die for our sins .

Robert February 13, 2013 at 6:36 pm

I have no idea where an idea such as a person leaving heaven to rescue someone from hell, comes from…certainly not the Bible. The story of the rich man and Lazarus clearly shows the idea to be non-biblical (Luke 16:19-21). When we do believe the Bible, we are liable to believe anything, no matter how weird. The Bible says that God did test Abraham by commanding him to sacrifice his son, Isaac. Either we believe the Bible or we don’t, but we cannot say that it doesn’t say what it clearly does say. You are right, it was a test of Abraham’s faith. Nicholas, trust God, read the Bible, and believe it…you will be on the right path to eternal life with God.
Yours in Christ,

Andre February 14, 2013 at 11:03 pm

Hi Daryl

I have read a number of books, but the one by Timothy Freke and Peter Grundy has been a major paradigm shift to what I was taught regarding Jesus. If their book is based on historical evidence then and not hearsay I would like to know your sentiments on the following;

Many of the traits, characteristics of other much older mythical figures were similar to the characteristics and life of Jesus. The worship of a miracle working, walking, talking god-man who brings salvation to mankind were also the core of other ancient religions that began at least a thousand years before Jesus.

At the heart of these mythical figures was a male entity; he was part god and part human – often referred to as a “god-man.” The biographies of these god-men were consistent from religion to religion. The main difference among the faiths was his name.

Alexandria: Aion
Egypt: Osiris and Horus
Asia Minor: Attis
Babylonia: Antiochus
Greece: Dionysus, Asclepius and Prometheus
Italy: Bacchus
Persia: Mithras

To quote a single teaching of an inscription by Mithras: “He who will not eat of my body and drink of my blood, so that he will be made on with me and I with him, the same shall not know salvation.”

In John 6:53-54, Jesus is said to have repeated this exact theme: “…Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.” (KJV).

Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy in their book “The Jesus Mysteries”, these god-men were referred to by the composite name Osiris-Dionysus. These saviours were interchangeable and are viewed as mythical characters yet their biographies were similar to Jesus. All of the Pagan myths had been circulating for centuries before Jesus’ birth (circa 4 to 7 BCE). It is obvious that if any copying occurred, it was the followers of Jesus incorporating into His biography the myths and legends of Osiris-Dionysus, not vice-versa. Concepts such as Heaven, hell, prophecy, demon possession, sacrifice, initiation by baptism, communion with God through a holy meal, the Holy Spirit, monotheism, immortality of the soul, and many other “Christian” ideas all belonged to earlier, older Pagan faiths. Some have suggested that ancient evidence of Pagan god-men living similar lives to Jesus prior to the first century CE is a gigantic hoax. Anti-Christian religious historians and archaeologists have simply created fictional sets of religious beliefs, promoted them as accurate representations of ancient religions, and have perpetrated a massive hoax. This is unlikely. The original source material is still available for academics to check. In fact by now someone would have written a book exposing the hoax; it would become a best-seller.

Nicholas February 15, 2013 at 3:59 am

I believe if you take the Bible as GOD’s word , then Jesus has always been , I get alot from reading these verses : Titus 3:9&10 , 1st Timothy 6:20 , James 2:19 , 1st John 4:1 , I whole-heartedly believe the Bible , and when I see something on t.v. , they seem to believe the most outrageous over what I would perceive as more practical and simplified in the Bible , I don’t just say I believe , I feel GOD’s blessing and hand in it . There are things that will try and deceive us , if we discuss them too much we may be seen as in wonder ourselves , and not be a wittness to others , almost like not speaking in tongues if there is not an interpreter present , better to not do this and scare someone away than to do it and take that chance . I sure don’t know the best way to express what I am trying to say , but just to say I am going to believe the Bible as GOD’s words that HE inspired , and know he is the creator of all things and all people …….

Siphi February 20, 2013 at 4:22 am

In deed Jesus is the Lord. Whatever other critics may say or write about Jesus Christ, he is the Lord. Rev 1v5 HE is the faithful witness, the first born from the dead and the ruler over the kings of the earth. what else can we say, He is the Alpha and Omega. I personally declare that he is my Saviour, my Healer, Provider, my Protector,……………….

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