Christmas Special:What Great Persons say about Jesus

Napoleon(French General, Politician and Emperor (1804-14). 1769-1821) "Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and myself founded empires; but what foundation did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force. Jesus Christ founded an empire upon love; and at this hour millions of men would die for Him."

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."

Mother Teresa (Albanian born Indian Missionary and Founder of the Order of the Missionaries of Charity. Nobel Prize for Peace in 1979. 19101997) "I believe in person to person. 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."

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

H.G. Wells ,British author (1866-1946) "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."

Sholem Asch Jewish author (1880-1957)

"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."

Malcolm Muggeridge, British journalist (1903-90)

"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."

John Knox "No one else holds or has held the place in the heart of the world which Jesus holds. Other gods have been as devoutly worshipped; no other man has been so devoutly loved."

Historian Kenneth Scott Latourette

"As the centuries pass, the evidence is accumulating that, measured by His effect on history, Jesus is the most influential life ever lived on this planet."

Martin Luther King Jr,American civil rights leader (1929-68)

"Jesus Christ was an extremist for love, truth and goodness."

Hans Küng German theologian (born 1928)

"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."

Geza Vermesauthor (born 1924)

"An unsurpassed master of the art of laying bare the inmost core of spiritual truth."

Prince Phillip(born 1921)

"He might be described as an underprivileged, working-class victim of political and religious persecution."

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