The Greatest Love-Story Of All Time: Epilogue
“I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Jesus (John 14:6 NASB (Note 2))
We started this Easter love-story tapestry with 1 Corinthians 13:13 – three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love. We end the GLOAT (The Greatest Love-story Of All Time) with the love of salvation. Of Jesus as the way, the truth, and the life. Of Eternal life. Saying this made Jesus one of a lunatic (He believed what He said, but it was not true, in which case He was a certifiable lunatic), a liar (He was sane, but knowingly lied), or our Lord and everything He claimed to be was true. (Note 1) Christianity, therefore, if false, is of no importance. But, if true, is of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important.
So here is the thing. Was Christ a lunatic, a liar, or God? The time is short. Choose wisely.
Note 1: Jesus’s claim to be God can not be rejected by saying He was simply a great moral teacher, but not the Son of God. A man who was merely a man, and who said the sort of things Jesus said, would not be a great moral teacher.
Note 2: Adapted from Mere Christianity, C. S. Lewis