What People Say About Jesus

What People Say About Jesus
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Albert Schweitzer, who gave up a life of comfort and ease in Europe, moved to Africa where he established a hospital and labored helping the sick and poor of Lambaréné, Gabon. Over time while living in Africa, Dr. Schweitzer became modern history’s first prominent environmentalist, basing his “Reverence for Life” philosophy on the life and teachings of Jesus. According to Albert Schweitzer: “Day by day we should weigh what we have granted to the spirit of the world against what we have denied to the spirit of Jesus, in thought and especially in deed.”

Mohandas Gandhi: “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.”

Eleanor Roosevelt is reported to have memorized much of the New Testament. She was found of the Hebrew prophet Micah: “And what does the Lord require of you, but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?” (Micah 6:8), the famous Jesus portrait of a true patriot found in Matthew 25 and the so-called “sermon on the mount”(Matthew 5, Luke 6).

Cesar Chavez said: “Jesus’ life and words are a challenge at the same time that they are Good News. They are a challenge to those of us who are poor and oppressed. By His life He is calling us to give ourselves to others, to sacrifice for those who suffer, to share our lives with our brothers and sisters who are also oppressed. He is calling us to ‘hunger and thirst after justice’ in the same way that we hunger and thirst after food and water; that is, by putting our yearning into practice.”

Albert Einstein: “I am a Jew, but I am enthralled by the luminous figure of the Nazarene. Jesus is too colossal for the pen of phrase-mongers, however artful…no man can read the gospels without feeling the actual presence of Jesus. His personality pulsates in every word. No myth is filled with such life.”

Vincent van Gogh: “It is a very good thing that you read the Bible… Christ alone. . . has affirmed as a principle certainty, eternal life. . .”

According to a biographer, even though Harriet Tubman was illiterate, she memorized long passages of the Bible. She had a deep faith in God and often credited God with leading her throughout her many treacherous journeys along the Underground Railroad, which she reportedly traveled at least thirteen times, leading about 70 fellow slaves to freedom without any of them being captured and, helping free over 750 more slaves during the Civil War. Harriet Tubman said, “I always tole God, I’m gwine to hole stiddy on you, an’ you’ve got to see me through.”

President James Earl Carter: “Homosexuality was well known in the ancient world, well before Christ was born and Jesus never said a word about homosexuality.”

Helen Keller: “I thank God for my handicaps for, through them, I have found myself, my work, and my God…alone we can do so little, together we can do so much…Just as all things upon earth represent and image forth all the realities of another world, so the Bible is one mighty representative of the whole spiritual life of humanity.”

Rene Descartes: “It is absolutely true that we must believe in God, because it is also taught by the Holy Scriptures. On the other hand, we must believe in the Sacred Scriptures because they come from God.”

Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Socrates died like a philosopher; Jesus Christ died like a God.”

Mikhail Gorbachev: “Jesus was the first socialist, the first to seek a better life for mankind.”

Philip Yancey: “Yet as I read the birth stories about Jesus I cannot help but conclude that though the world may be tilted toward the rich and powerful, God is tilted toward the underdog.”

Rosa Parks: “I learned people should stand up for rights just as the children of Israel stood up to the Pharaoh.”

Martin Luther King, Jr: “Jesus Christ was an extremist for love, truth and goodness.”

Johnny Cash: “When God forgave me, I figured I’d better do it too.”

Bob Dylan: “There’s a lone soldier on the cross…you didn’t know it, you didn’t think it could be done, in the final end he won the wars, after losing every battle.”

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