Do you know that Jesus said,
Among the many shocking statements which the Jewish carpenter from Nazareth made, these two have always stood out in my mind. The first says that everything in Universe begins and ends with Him. Note that it starts with the great I AM, the name with which God identified himself to Moses. The second says that Universe will pass away, but His words will not pass away; they are immortal. Note that the Bible is often identified as the Word of God or God’s Word.
About such statements, the renowned Oxford and later Cambridge University don, medievalist, novelist, and Christian apologist C.S. Lewis wrote the following:
I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people say about Him: “I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept His claim to be God.” That is the one thing we must not say. 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 – on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg – 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. 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 patronizing nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.
When I first read the above paragraph, I was a forty-two year old and an atheist. I had read only a few portions of the Bible in my youth. Lewis’s challenge got my attention. I began reading the Bible regularly – and studiously – paying careful attention to what it says about Jesus and particularly to what Jesus said about Himself. Within three months, I fell at His feet and called Him Lord and God.
…Veiled in flesh the Godhead see, hail the incarnate Deity
Pleased as man with man to dwell, Jesus, our Emmanuel….
…Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.
In a moment, I turned away from a life without God and started serving him.
Do you know God? How well do you know the Bible? Are you interested in learning more about both?
Please take a few minutes to browse through the site. There are hundreds of documents and postings on it that deal with the above questions and others like them. You might be surprised by what you find. Be assured, however, that, whether you like or dislike what you find, you will not be bored.
John Holbrook Jr.
P.S. Don’t miss my first blog, “Do you know the God of the Bible?”
 This statement or a slight variation on it appears four times in the Bible: Revelation 1:8, 1:11, 21:6, and 22:13. It is the source of and reason for this site’s logo.
 This statement appears three times in the Bible: Mathew 24:35, Mark 13:31, and Luke 21:33.
 Lewis, C.S., Mere Christianity (1943), MacMillan Publishing Company, New York, 1960, pp. 40-41.
 Wesley, Charles, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing. “Emmanuel” in Hebrew means “God with us” in English.
 1 Timothy 1:15.