Jesus Christ made many claims about himself. One of the most familiar ones is found in John 14:6. In this verse Jesus proclaims, “I am the way, the truth, and the life, no one comes to the Father but by me.”
C.S. Lewis, the author of Chronicles of Narnia, had something very profound to say in response to the claims of Jesus. Lewis, who was raised in the Protestant Church of Ireland, denied his faith and became an atheist at a young age. Later in life, as a result of some life experiences and influential people, he reexamined his beliefs and became a Christian.
Here is what C. S. Lewis wrote in his book, Mere Christianity. “A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He could either be a lunatic-on the level with a man who says he is a poached egg or he would be the devil of hell. You must take your choice. Either this was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God.
Lewis goes on to say that simply believing that Jesus was a great teacher or moral person is not an option. What is your choice about who Jesus was and is? If you believe that he was and is God in human flesh, please consider calling on him today for your salvation. Acts 4:12 says, “And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved.”