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Quotes About Jesus From Prominent Figures Throughout History

Whether you believe in the Biblical claims of Jesus or not it is hard to deny the massive impact and influence he has had on the world. It may come as a surprise to some, but many prominent historical figures have quotes referencing Jesus of the Bible. Figures throughout history, from Mahatma Gandhi to Adolf Hitler, have been recorded discussing the man from Nazareth. But what did these people have to say about him? Read more from the original article at smartandrelentless.com.

 

 

What prominent historical figures had to say about Jesus:

Mahatma 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.”

 

Adolf Hitler:

“In boundless love as a Christian and as a man I read through the passage which tells us how the Lord at last rose in His might and seized the scourge to drive out of the Temple the brood of vipers and adders. How terrific was His fight for the world.”

 

Martin Luther King Jr:

“Jesus Christ was an extremist for love, truth and goodness.”

 

Napoleon Bonaparte:

“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.”

 

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!¨. He further added: “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. Theseus and other heroes of his type lack the authentic vitality of Jesus.”

 

Louis Farrakhan, Sr.:

“No prophet before Jesus casted out demons, that I can remember, do you remember any of the old prophets casting out demons? Jesus was deep, There was something about the power of his word that demon came out. “

 

Charles Dickens:

“I commit my soul to the mercy of God, through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I now most solemnly impress upon you the truth and beauty of the Christian religion as it came from Christ Himself, and the impossibility of going far wrong if you humbly but heartily respect it.”

 

Dale Carnegie:

“The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesus. And I put them in a book. If you don’t like their rules, whose would you use?”

 

Vincent van Gogh:

“It is a very good thing that you read the Bible… The Bible is Christ, for the Old Testament leads up to this culminating point… Christ alone… has affirmed as a principal certainty, eternal life, the infinity of time, the nothingness of death, the necessity and the raison d’être of serenity and devotion. He lived serenely, as a greater artist than all other artists, despising marble and clay as well as color, working in living flesh. That is to say, this matchless artist… made neither statues nor pictures nor books; he loudly proclaimed that he made… living men, immortals.”

 

Calvin Coolidge:

“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.”

 

Mikhail Gorbachev:

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

 

Sholem Asch:

“Jesus Christ is to me the outstanding personality of all time, all history, both as Son of God and as Son of Man. Everything he ever said or did has value for us today and that is something you can say of no other man, dead or alive. There is no easy middle ground to stroll upon. You either accept Jesus or reject him.”

 

Jean-Jacques Rousseau:

“Socrates died like a philosopher; Jesus Christ died like a God.”

 

John Knox:

“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.”

 

With quotes from such prominent historical figures, both Christian and non-Christian alike, it truly illustrates the far reaching influence that the Jesus of Nazareth had. Whether you believe him to be the Son of God or not, you cannot deny the impact he has had on the world and the people in it. It begs the question, how can a mere man have such influence on the world at large?

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