Biblical Perspectives Course On The Gospel Of Luke Essay

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The most significant thing I learned during the Biblical Perspectives course came when I read the Gospel of Luke in its entirety. I was familiar with the stories, but when I read the book in sequence it took on a different meaning for me. The best way I can describe this difference would be to say that reading the book in sequence and reflecting on the meaning of the book made me realize that a serious decision concerning Jesus’ claims was necessary. I am familiar with the writings of C.S. Lewis, especially his book Mere Christianity, where Lewis made the following statement:
I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often 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.
I agree with Lewis, but I feel that it is easy to drift away from the…

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