Jesus Christs Effect on the Minds of the Greatest
Renan, great French, Oriental linguist
scholar who tried to tear the Bible to pieces.
Later, he called Christ:
A man of colossal dimensions.
The incomparable man, to whom
the universal conscience has decreed the title of Son of God and that
with justice, since He caused religion to take a step in advance incomparably
greater than any other in the past and probably any yet to come.
From Life of Jesus:
Whatever may be the surprises
of the future, Jesus will never be surpassed.
The greatest among the sons
suffering will melt the noblest hearts and bring forth tears from innumerable
have ascertained that he had the largest vocabulary of any human
being who ever wrote. Vocabulary is one of the surest measures
I commend my soul into the hands
of God, my creator, hoping and assuredly believing through the merits
of Jesus Christ my Savior to be made partaker of life everlasting.
greatest genius of Russian letters
For thirty five years of my
life I was, in the proper acceptation of the word, nihilist, a man who
believed in nothing. Five years ago my faith came to me. I believed
in the doctrine of Jesus Christ and my whole life underwent a sudden
transformation. Life and death ceased to be evil. Instead of despair,
I tasted joy and happiness that death could not take away.
Alfred Tennyson, British
And so the word had breath,
and wrought with human hands the creed of creeds in loveliness of perfect
deeds, more strong than all poetic thought.
Philip Schaff, Swiss-born
U.S. biblical scholar, 1858
This Jesus of Nazareth without
money and arms, conquered more millions than Alexander, Caesar, Mohammed
and Napoleon; without science and learning he shed more light on matters
human and Divine than all philosophers and scholars combined; without
the eloquence of schools, he spoke much words of life as were never
spoken before or since the produced effects which lie beyond the reach
of orator or poet; without writing a single line, he set more pens in
motion, furnished themes for more sermons, orations, discussions
the whole army of great men of ancient and modern times.
Lord Byron, great
genius of letters (yet one of the most immoral men)
If ever man was God or God man,
Jesus Christ was both.
John Greenleaf Whittier, American
The ground of hope for myself
and for mankind is in that divine fullness of love which was manifested
in the life, teachings and sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ was the holiest
of the mighty and mighty among the holy; who lifted with pierced hands
empires off their hinges and turned the streams of centuries out of
its channel and still governs the ages.
General Lew Wallace, an
atheist, military general and literary genius
He and Robert Ingersoll agreed together
they would write a book that would forever destroy the myth of Christianity.
Mr. Wallace studied for two years in the leading libraries of Europe
and America for information to destroy Christianity. While writing the
second chapter of his book, he suddenly found himself on his knees,
crying out, My Lord and my God. The evidence was overwhelmingly
conclusive. Later, Wallace wrote Ben Hur
one of the greatest Christian novels.
After six years given to the
impartial investigation of Christianity as to its truth or falsity,
I have come to the deliberate conclusion that Jesus Christ was the Messiah
of the Jews, the Savior of the world and my own personal Redeemer.
Arnold Toynbee, British
historian and educator, 1889-1975
As we stand and gaze with out
eyes fixed upon the farther shore, a simple figure rises from the flood
and straightway fills the whole horizon of history, there is the savior.
writer and scientist, 1749-1832
The divine man
The holy one:
The human mind, no matter how
far it may advance in every other department, will never transcend the
height and moral culture of Christianity as it shines and glows in the
Jean Jacques Rousseau, one
of the greatest intellects of France and a great opponent of
Shall we suppose that the evangelical
history is a mere fiction? Indeed it bears no marks of fiction; on the
contrary, the history of Socrates, which no one presumes to doubt, is
not so well attested to as that of Jesus Christ.
Charles Dickens, British
I commit my soul to the mercy
of God, through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I now most solemnly
impress upon you the truth and beauty of the Christian religion as it
came from Christ Himself, and the impossibility of going far wrong if
you humbly but heartily respect it.
I find the name of Jesus Christ
written at the top of every page of modern history.
philosopher and writer, 1713-1784
The holy one before God.
The Divine flower of humanity.
American cleric and social reformer known for his abolitionist activities,
The youth with God in His heart.
The regenerator of humanity.
Robert Owen, Welsh-born
British manufacturer and social reformer, 1771-1858
A Yale Professor
The only intellectually stimulating
movement on college campuses in the 80s is Christianity.
Michael Faraday, one
of the greatest experimental philosophers; Doctorate from Oxford University,
holding 97 unsought for distinctions who discovered
I bow before him who is Lord
philosopher, 470?-399 B.C.
An unexamined life is not worth
Much learning does not teach
B.C. Plutus, c388 B.C.
Even if you persuade me, you
wont persuade me.
Everything that deceives may
be said 'to enchant.'
Nothing is easier than self-deceit.
For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true.
We believe whatever we want
Julius Caesar, 100-44
Men willingly believe what they
History teaches us that man
learns nothing from history.
Louis Kronenberger, U.S.
critic, editor, author, 1904-1980
The trouble with our age is
that it is all signposts and no destination.
Aldous Huxley, British
Facts do not cease to exist
because they are ignored.
Tim LaHaye, Contemporary
speaker and author
Skepticism is not innate; it
has to be taught.