Hover over Romans 1:20-22 for proof of God's existence, and over Matthew 5:27-28 for Judgment Day’s perfect standard. Then hover over John 3:16-18 for what God did, and over Acts 17:30-31 for what to do.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Adolf, Albert, and Atheists

In one sense, Adolf Hitler was no different than any other human being with an imagination. He created his own image of Jesus Christ. This is very common among the unconverted, and was never more epitomized than with the popular question that asked, "What would Jesus do?"

To many both within and without the Church, "Jesus" became a synonym for the right thing to do. Books hit the market asking what would Jesus eat and what would He drive? The question sounds legitimate, but it is so open-ended, it is easily abused. It doesn’t confine itself to the safety of Scripture.

"Jesus" can be shaped into any image the fertile imagination wants Him to become. He could be just a great teacher or a great leader. Or He could be merely seen as a great historical figure.

This was John Lennon’s mistake when he said in an interview of the Beatles, "We're more popular than Jesus now..." He didn’t see Jesus as who He is--the Creator of the universe in human form.

Albert Einstein had a wonderful image of Jesus. He said, "No man can deny the fact that Jesus existed, nor that his sayings are beautiful. Even if some them have been said before, no one has expressed them so divinely as he." Yet there is no record of him calling Him "My Lord and my God."

Even the great literary genius, Mark Twain, had his image of his own Jesus. He said, "If Christ were here now there is one thing he would not be -- a Christian."

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[1] Brown, Peter. The Love You Make: An Insider's Story of The Beatles. McGraw Hill; 1983., p. 222
[2] See Colossians 1:13-21.
[3] “What Life Means to Einstein: An Interview by George Sylvester Viereck,” The Saturday Evening Post, Oct. 26, 1929, p. 17.
[4] Mark Twain / 1835-1910 / Notebook