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“I know men and I tell you that Jesus Christ is no mere man. Between Him and every other person in the world there is no possible term of comparison. 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.” — Napoleon (French General, Politician and Emperor (1804-14). 1769-1821)

“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.” — Historian Kenneth Scott Latourette

“Jesus Christ was an extremist for love, truth and goodness.” — Martin Luther King Jr., American civil rights leader (1929-68)

“An unsurpassed master of the art of laying bare the inmost core of spiritual truth.” — Geza Vermes, Jewish scholar and writer (born 1924)

“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. — General Lew Wallace wrote “Ben Hur” – one of the greatest Christian novels.

“The foundations of our society and our government rest so much on the teachings of the Bible that it would be difficult to support them if faith in these teachings would cease to be practically universal in our country.” — Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the United States

“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.” — John Knox – Scottish religious reformer 1514-1572

“Jesus was the greatest religious genius that ever lived.” — Ernest Renan – French philosopher and writer

“Jesus of Nazareth, without money and arms, conquered more millions than Alexander the Great, Caesar, Mohamed, and Napoleon; without science and learning, he shed more light on things human and divine than all philosophers and scholars combined; without the eloquence of school, he spoke such words of life as were never spoken before or since, and produced effects which lie beyond the reach of orator or poet; without writing a single line, he set more pens in motion, and furnished themes for more sermons, orations, discussions, learned volumes, works of art, and songs of praise than the whole army of great men of ancient and modern times.” — Philip Schaff – Swiss-born theologian

“Because Christianity’s influence is so pervasive throughout much of the world, it is easy to forget how radical its beliefs once were. Jesus’ resurrection forever changed Christians’ view of death. Rodney Stark, sociologist at the University of Washington, points out that when a major plague hit the ancient Roman Empire, Christians had surprisingly high survival rates. Why? Most Roman citizens would banish any plague-stricken person from their household. But because Christians had no fear of death, they nursed their sick instead of throwing them out on the streets. Therefore, many Christians survived the plague. ” — Kenneth L. Woodward – in “2000 Years of Jesus”¨, NEWSWEEK, March 29, 1999, p. 55.

Comments (10)

Scott1812
Amen to that my friend!handshake thumbs up
britishcolumbian
thumbs up thumbs up thumbs up

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Angelpepper
AMEN!.......lightbulb
Gentlejim
Keys.....Great blog!handshake
wallops1964
Thanks Keys, Good blog, very much enjoyed reading it and like the pic too and what is represent. Amen to it all bouquet
Keys

Yes, the hallmark of the empire built by Jesus is love.
Here is an extract from an item I posted on Poetry Corner on Aug 7,2013, which I had written 40+ years ago, giving a universal historical perspective of Love:

History is filled with leaders
who tried to build
and maintain an empire
with the might of brute force
and failed -
Charlemagne
Alexander The Great
Julius Caesar
Napoleon Bonaparte
Adolph Hitler

And yet
a humble carpenter of Nazareth
who shunned brute force
and violence
built an empire on Love
two thousand years ago
and today it covers
the face of the earth

Thanks for informing me that Napoleon Bonaparte made a similar statement over two centuries ago.
Zeurich
Amen good one thank you!thumbs up wine
Keys707
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All to Him we owe! Much love and prayers! God Bless!!
goldengloss
Thank you for that, what a great Blog. thumbs up
goldengloss
Socrates ~ A lovely poem, I must read it all.

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