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Well then, I will tell you. Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne and I myself have founded great empires; but upon what did these creations of our genius depend? Upon force. Jesus alone founded His empire upon love, and to this very day millions will die for Him. I think I understand something of human nature; and I tell you, all these were men, and I am a man: none else is like Him; Jesus Christ was more than a man. I have inspired multitudes with such an enthusiastic devotion that they would have died for me but to do this it was necessary that I should be visibly present with the electric influence of my looks, my words, of my voice. When I saw men and spoke to them, I lighted up the flame of self-devotion in their hearts. Christ alone has succeeded in so raising the mind of man toward the unseen, that it becomes insensible to the barriers of time and space. Across a chasm of eighteen hundred years, Jesus Christ makes a demand which is beyond all others difficult to satisfy; He asks for that which a philosopher may often seek in vain at the hands of his friends, or a father of his children, or a bride of her spouse, or a man of his brother. He asks for the human heart; He will have it entirely to Himself. He demands it unconditionally; and forthwith His demand is granted. Wonderful! In defiance of time and space, the soul of man, with all its powers and faculties, becomes an annexation to the empire of Christ. All who sincerely believe in Him, experience that remarkable, supernatural love toward Him. This phenomenon is unaccountable; it is altogether beyond the scope of man's creative powers. Time, the great destroyer, is powerless to extinguish this sacred flame; time can neither exhaust its strength nor put a limit to its range. This is it, which strikes me most; I have often thought of it. This it is which proves to me quite convincingly the Divinity of Jesus Christ. -- In a statement about Jesus Christ, Napoleon Bonaparte while he was exiled on the rock of St. Helena he called Count Montholon to his side and asked him, "Can you tell me who Jesus Christ was?" Upon the Count declining to respond Napoleon countered. (from here)
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Lt. Gov Bill Bolling reminds us that the courts still have more to do to straighten out the mess created by that rotten transportation bill, HB3202. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 29, 2008 Contact: Randy Marcus Phone: 804-786-2078 Cell: 804-814-7117 Email: … Continue reading
Thanks to the dedicated efforts of some public spirited people, the Northern Virginia Transportation (AKA Taxation) Authority NVTA no longer has the authority to tax us. What are the blogs saying? TwoConservatives observes how unfairly Governor Kaine selected his appointees. … Continue reading
Bob Marshall beat the General Assembly and our tax and spend Northern Virginia politicians. Here is the news report. The SkepticalObservor has the court opinion (here).
Whenever I can, I happily purloin material from Senator Ken Cuccinelli’s Cuccinelli Compass. Here is the good senator’s latest edition. February 29, 2008 Dear Fellow Republican: Tuesday night I finished the book “Amazing Grace” by Eric Metaxes. It is a … Continue reading
Continued from here. Deciding that there is a God and that Christianity is God’s preferred religion does answer some important questions. As with science, however, the more answers you have, the more questions you can pose. What Does God Want? … Continue reading