The Most Fascinating Feature

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That a few simple men should in one generation have invented so powerful and appealing a personality, so lofty an ethic, and so inspiring a vision of human brotherhood, would be a miracle far more incredible than any recorded in the Gospels. After two centuries of Higher Criticism the outlines of life, character, and teaching of Christ remain reasonably clear, and constitute the most fascinating feature in the history of Western man.

–Will Durant,
The Story of Civilization

There’s something difference about Him

jesus12A Christian is one who points at Christ and says, “I can’t prove a thing, but there’s something different about His eyes and His voice. There’s something different about the way He carries His head, His hands, the way He carries His cross — the way He carries me.

–Frederick Buechner

Napoleon: Who is Jesus?

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I know men, and Jesus Christ is not a man. Superficial minds see a resemblance between Christ and the founders of empires and the gods of other religions. That resemblance does not exist. There is between Christ and all other religions whatsoever the distance of infinity ; from the first day to the last He is the same— always the same, majestic, simple, infinitely firm and infinitely gentle. Between Him and whomsoever else in the world there is no possible term of comparison.

–Napoleon Bonaparte