Jesus: a lunatic, a liar or the Son of God

That famous C.S Lewis “Jesus definition”: I’ve heard it preached, I read it somewhere else. But there’s nothing better and tastier that reading it myself. Thanks to a former officemate-friend of mine who lend me his “Mere Christianity” book.

So here it is: chew it.

I’m trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: “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 patronising nonsense about his being a great teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.” Mere Christianity, p. 56