The Claims of Christ

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

He had fought against Christianity and rejected the claims of Christ. Yet God was merciful, and C.S. Lewis was gloriously saved. However, because of the intensity of his own spiritual journey, he understood why so many resisted the Gospel.

One argument was that Jesus was just a wise man or moral teacher. In his powerful book, Mere Christianity, Lewis pointed out that Jesus made some extraordinary claims. He told people that their sins were forgiven. He claimed that He heard from God, and that His words could bring eternal life to people.

Lewis argued that these were shocking words if Jesus were only a wise man. In fact, just as the scribes and Pharisees accused, He would be guilty of blasphemy.

Yet, Lewis argued, many still accepted Jesus as “the great moral teacher” but didn’t “accept His claim to be God.” Lewis challenged those who came to this conclusion: “A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher.” He either was the Son of God or “a madman or something worse.”

Lewis himself had struggled with these questions before realizing Jesus’ words were true and He really was the Son of God. This realization changed Lewis’ life forever.

Today, many people make the same arguments that once trapped C.S. Lewis. They say they admire Jesus as someone who talked about love, but they are reluctant to believe the Gospel and the Bible.

However, as Lewis discovered, everything changes when we believe everything Jesus said. Transformation comes when we know He’s the Son of God and make Him the Lord of our lives.

Don’t allow any skeptics to influence you. Believe in Jesus, and everything He said. He’s “the way, the truth, and the life,” the only pathway to a relationship with your Heavenly Father (John 14:6).