Quotes about JESUS.

"I am an historian, I am not a believer, but I must confess as a historian that this penniless preacher from Nazareth is irrevocably the very center of history. Jesus Christ is easily the most dominant figure in all history." H.G. Wells, British author (1866-1946)

"I cannot say that Jesus was uniquely divine. He was as much God as Krishna, or Rama, or Mohammed, or Zoroaster." Mahatma Gandhi, Indian political leader (1869-1948) "A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act." Mahatma Gandhi, Indian political leader (1869-1948)

"There is one very serious defect to my mind in Christ's moral character, and that is that he believed in hell... It is a doctrine that put cruelty into the world and gave the world generations of cruel torture; and the Christ of the Gospels, if you could take him as his chroniclers represent him, would certainly have to be considered partly responsible for that." Bertrand Russell, British philosopher (1872-1970)

"Christianity is the only religion on earth that has felt that omnipotence made God incomplete. Christianity alone has felt that God, to be wholly God must be a rebel as well as a king." G.K. Chesterton, English critic and author (1874-1936)

"From my youth onwards I have found in Jesus my great brother." Martin Buber, Jewish philosopher (1878-1965)

"As a child I received instruction both in the Bible and in the Talmud. I am a Jew, but I am enthralled by the luminous figure of the Nazarene....No one can read the Gospels without feeling the actual presence of Jesus. His personality pulsates in every word. No myth is filled with such life." Albert Einstein, physicist and atheist (1879-1955)

"Jesus Christ is to me the outstanding personality of all time, all history, both as Son of God and as Son of Man. Everything he ever said or did has value for us today and that is something you can say of no other man, dead or alive. There is no easy middle ground to stroll upon. You either accept Jesus or reject him." Sholem Asch, Jewish author (1880-1957)

"In Jesus, God wills to be true God not only in the height but also in the depth - in the depth of human creatureliness, sinfulness and mortality." Karl Barth, Swiss theologian (1886-1968)

"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 patronizing nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to. C.S. Lewis, British author (1898-1963)

"In his own lifetime Jesus made no impact on history. This is something that I cannot but regard as a special dispensation on God's part, and, I like to think, yet another example of the ironical humour which informs so many of his purposes. To me, it seems highly appropriate that the most important figure in all history should thus escape the notice of memoirists, diarists, commentators, all the tribe of chroniclers who even then existed." Malcolm Muggeridge, British journalist (1903-90)

"Every person is Christ for me, and since there is only one Jesus, that person is the one person in the world at that moment." Mother Teresa (1910-97)

"He might be described as an underprivileged, working-class victim of political and religious persecution." Prince Phillip (born 1921)

"I accept the resurrection of Easter Sunday not as an invention of the community of disciples, but as a historical event. If the resurrection of Jesus from the dead on that Easter Sunday were a public event which had been made known...not only to the 530 Jewish witnesses but to the entire population, all Jews would have become followers of Jesus." Pinchas Lapide, Orthodox Jewish scholar, Germany (born 1922)

"An unsurpassed master of the art of laying bare the inmost core of spiritual truth." Geza Vermes, author (born 1924)

"If Jesus had been killed 20 years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses." Lenny Bruce, American satirist (1925-66)

"It is as wholly wrong to blame Marx for what was done in his name, as it is to blame Jesus for what was done in his." Tony Benn, British politician (born 1925)

"After the fall of so many gods in this century, this person, broken at the hands of his opponents and constantly betrayed through the ages by his adherents, is obviously still for innumerable people the most moving figure in the long history of mankind." Hans K√ľng, German theologian (born 1928)

"Jesus Christ was an extremist for love, truth and goodness." Martin Luther King Jr., American civil rights leader (1929-68)

"Jesus was the first socialist, the first to seek a better life for mankind." Mikhail Gorbachev (born 1931)

"If Jesus came back and saw what was being done in his name, he wouldn't be able to stop throwing up." Woody Allen, American comedian (born 1935)

"We're more popular than Jesus now." John Lennon, Beatle (1940-80)

"2,000 years ago one man got nailed to a tree for saying how great it would be if everyone was nice to each other for a change." Douglas Adams, British comic author and radical atheist (1952-2001

Isa 66:19 And I will set a sign among them, and I will send those that escape of them unto the nations, [to] Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, that draw the bow, [to] Tubal, and Javan, [to] the isles afar off, that have not heard my fame, neither have seen my glory; and they shall declare my glory among the Gentiles.

Mat 14:1 At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus,

Jos 9:9 And they said unto him, From a very far country thy servants are come because of the name of the LORD thy God: for we have heard the fame of him, and all that he did in Egypt.

Luk 5:15 But so much the more went there a fame abroad of him: and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by him of their infirmities.

Jos 3:7 And the LORD said unto Joshua, This day will I begin to magnify thee in the sight of all Israel, that they may know that, as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee.

Exd 24:17 And the sight of the glory of the LORD [was] like devouring fire on the top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel.

Rev 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
Rev 1:10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,
Rev 1:11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send [it] unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.
Rev 1:12 And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks;
Rev 1:13 And in the midst of the seven candlesticks [one] like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.
Rev 1:14 His head and [his] hairs [were] white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes [were] as a flame of fire;
Rev 1:15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.

Num 14:21 But as truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD.

Isa 40:5 And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.

Isa 58:8 Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy rereward.

1Ch 16:29 Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness

Jhn 2:11 This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.

2Cr 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to [give] the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Isa 45:22 Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.
Isa 45:23 I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.
Isa 45:24 Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed.
Isa 45:25 In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.

Phl 2:9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
Phl 2:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
Phl 2:11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Jam 2:1 My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory...

2Pe 3:18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.

He was as much God as Krishna, or Rama, or Mohammed, or Zoroaster.

- Gandhi

I bet many here would strongly disagree.

I'm not one of them.....

I don't know about the others but really- Pinchas Lapide's quote is massively taken out of context. OMG! Read his book Resurrection of Jesus: A Jewish Perspective. You forgot to finish Buber's quote "I do not believe in Jesus, I believe WITH him." I won't even waste my time tackling Albert's quote- it is well known he was a Jewish Pantheist and nothing else. If I had the time, I would look search the context of all the other quotes and the spirituality of the speakers.

Always question!

MS

I just thought some of those quotes where interesting...they have nothing to do with my personal view on Jesus.

cool quotes...

I like this one:

Isa 52:10 The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.

Look at the last 4 words..."salvation of our God" or Yeshuah, or Jesus.

The Holy Arm that all nations shall SEE, is JESUS!

And just so you don't think he was making some mistake...read the next chapter.

Isa 53:1 ? Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?

Isa 53:2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, [there is] no beauty that we should desire him.

Isa 53:3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were [our] faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

Isa 53:4 ? Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

Isa 53:5 But he [was] wounded for our transgressions, [he was] bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace [was] upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

Isa 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Isa 53:7 ? He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.

Isa 53:8 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.

Isa 53:9 And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither [was any] deceit in his mouth.

Isa 53:10 ? Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put [him] to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see [his] seed, he shall prolong [his] days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.

Isa 53:11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, [and] shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.

Isa 53:12 Therefore will I divide him [a portion] with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

Could a more perfect picture been drawn by Isaiah then saying that the "arm" (the authority, might, physical manifestation" of the invisible God would be seen by all nations, His name is Jesus and He will give His life as a ransom for all!

you: Those who practice excl;usivity ( my way is the only way) are suffering from spiritual egoism and they can't see the foresst for the trees.

me: You just created your own self fallacy. You have created an axiom:

"if you practice exclusivity, you are suffering spriritually..."

This is an exclusive claim that mandates an exclusive rejection for those who don't accept your axiom.

like a paradox?

like a self defeating argument...bludhall is condemning exclusivity by creating an exclusive axiom...

uh...it's not "religious" logic, it's actually aristotelian logic. You committed a fallacy of logic based on greek philosophical models.

Look, you can rant and rave, I'm just saying, you created an exclusive axiom. Granted, it was more "liberal" then saying, only christianity (or judaism, or islam etc) is right...but at the end of the day, it's bludhall saying, everything is cool but saying "my way" is the right way (which is what you just said and also knocked off every religion which claims to be the true one...which is about all)...thus leaving us with bludhalls secularist new agey, brand of religion.

Thanks :-)