a reply to: Tiamat384
Jesus is not real? I spent thousands of hours trying to prove that… and I am not the only one. MANY former atheists have tried to do that. BUT
somehow you have PROVEN it?? ROFL!
Testimony of the Evangelists by Simon Greenleaf, one of the greatest legal minds that ever lived:
"Lastly, the great character they have portrayed is perfect. It is the character of a sinless Being; of one supremely wise and supremely good. It
exhibits no error, no sinister intention, no imprudence, no ignorance, no evil passion, no impatience; in a word, no fault; but all is perfect
uprightness, innocence, wisdom, goodness and truth. The mind of man has never conceived the idea of such a character, even for his gods; nor has
history or poetry shadowed it forth. The doctrines and precepts of Jesus are in strict accordance with the attributes of God, agreeably to the most
exalted idea which we can form of them, either from reason or from revelation. They are strikingly adapted to the capacity of mankind, and yet are
delivered with a simplicity and majesty wholly divine. He spake as never man spake. He spake with authority; yet addressed himself to the reason and
the understanding of men; and he spake with wisdom, which men could neither gainsay nor resist. In his private life, he exhibits a character not
merely of strict justice, but of flowing benignity. He is temperate, without austerity; his meekness and humility are signal; his patience is
invincible; truth and sincerity illustrate his whole conduct; every one of his virtues is regulated by consummate prudence; and he both wins the love
of his friends, and extorts the wonder and admiration of his enemies. He is represented in every variety of situation in life, from the height of
worldly grandeur, amid the acclamations of an admiring multitude, to the deepest abyss of human degradation and woe, apparently deserted of God and
man. Yet everywhere he is the same; displaying a character of unearthly perfection, symmetrical in all its proportions, and encircled with splendor
more than human. Either the men of Galilee were men of superlative wisdom, and extensive knowledge and experience, and of deeper skill in the arts of
deception, than any and all others, before or after them, or they have truly stated the astonishing things which they saw and heard."
"After six years given to the impartial investigation of Christianity as to its truth or falsity, I have come to the deliberate conclusion that Jesus
Christ was the Messiah of the Jews, the Savior of the world and my own personal Redeemer." -- General Lew Wallace, one-time atheist, military general
and literary genius, who along with Robert Ingersoll agreed together they would write a book that would forever destroy the myth of Christianity. Mr.
Wallace studied for two years in the leading libraries of Europe and America for information to destroy Christianity. While writing the second chapter
of his book, he suddenly found himself on his knees, crying out, "My Lord and my God." The evidence was overwhelmingly conclusive. Later, Wallace
wrote "Ben Hur" one of the greatest Christian novels.
~ General Lew Wallace