Explore the age-old question of Jesus’s identity with thought-provoking insights from CS Lewis in this “Thought Of The Day” segment. This piece challenges the notion of Jesus as merely a ‘good man’, delving into his radical claims and their implications.

In today’s hectic world, it’s essential to pause and reflect on our beliefs and perceptions. This is why I recently embarked on a project to share some thought-provoking ideas with the audience of Premier Christian Radio. Over the coming days, I’ll be sharing these “Thought Of The Day” slots with you here on this blog. Let’s kickstart this series with a common statement that you might have heard or even said yourself: “I believe Jesus was a good bloke, sure, but I don’t believe he was the Son of God…”

So, how should we respond to such a statement?

More than fifty years ago, renowned Christian author CS Lewis addressed this viewpoint. He challenged people to reconsider their perception of Jesus, pushing them to delve deeper into their understanding and beliefs.

Lewis wrote, “A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God or else a madman or something worse.”

Jesus made some radical claims about himself. He professed to be more than just an exceptional human being - he claimed to be the Son of God.

As Lewis concluded his argument, “You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronising nonsense about his being merely a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.”