Jesus Christs Effect on Mans Emotions
German writer and scientist, master of poetry,
drama, and the novel he spent 50 years on, 1749-1832
"We are shaped and fashioned by what we love."
Tim La Haye, Contemporary
author and speaker
"Whenever the emotions and the will are in conflict, the emotions
- Emotionally induced illness accounts for 65-80% of
Cicero, Roman statesman,
orator, and philosopher, 106-43 B.C.
From De Finibus
bk. I, chp. 13, Sec. 4
"Inability to tell good from evil is the greatest worry of man's
"ignoratione rerum bonarum et malarum, maxime hominum vita vexetur."
Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of the French (1804-1814). A brilliant military strategist,
"The nature of Christs existence
is mysterious, I admit; but this mystery meets the wants of man. Reject
it and the world is an inexplicable riddle believe it; and the
history of our race is satisfactorily explained.
"I know men and I tell you, Jesus
Christ is not a man.
His religion is a revelation from
an intelligence which certainly is not that of a man.
Between him and whoever else in
the world, there is no possible term of comparison. He is truly a being
by himself. His ideas and his sentiments, the truth which he announces,
his manner of convincing, are not explained by human organization. The
nearer I approach, the more carefully I examine, everything is above
me everything remains grand, of a grandeur which overpowers.
I see in Lycurgus, Numa, and Mohammed
only legislators. Nothing announces them divine. On the contrary, there
are numerous resemblances between them and myself foibles and
error which ally them to me and to humanity. But it is not so with Christ
everything in Him astonishes me. His spirit overawes me, and
His will confounds me.
Here I see nothing human.
He is not a philosopher.