In his famous book Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis makes this statement: “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 a man who says he is a poached egg–or he would be the devil of hell. You must take your choice. Either this was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool 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…’”
“Jesus could only have been one of four things: a legend, a liar, a lunatic–or Lord and God.
There is so much historical and archaeological evidence to support his existence that every reputable historian agrees he was not just a legend.
If he were a liar, why would he die for his claim, when he could easily have avoided such a cruel death with a few choice words?
And, if he were a lunatic, how did he engage in intelligent debates with his opponents or handle the stress of his betrayal and crucifixion while continuing to show a deep love for his antagonists?
He said he was Lord and God. The evidence supports that claim…”