I know men I tell you Jesus is not a man. He commands us to believe and gives no other reason than His awesome Word: I am God. Philosophers try to solve the mysteries of the universe by empty dissertations fools... Christ never hesitates; He speaks with authority. His religion is a mystery, but it subsists by its own power. He seeks and absolutely requires the love of men the most difficult thing in the world to obtain. Alexander, Caesar, Hannibal conquered the world, but had no friends. I myself am perhaps the only person of my day who loves Alexander, Caesar, Hannibal, Charlemagne who, like myself, founded empires. But upon what? Force. Jesus founded His empire on love. And at this hour millions would die for Him. I myself have inspired multitudes with such affection that they would die for me, but my presence was necessary. Now that Im in St Helena, where are my friends? I am forgotten, soon to return to the earth and become food for worms. What an abyss between my misery and the eternal Kingdom of Christ who is proclaimed, loved, adored, and which is extending over all the earth. Is this death that He died? I tell you, the death of Christ is the death of a god. I tell you, Jesus Christ is God. This Man respects your dignity. He will never force you to become His disciple. But He loves you and He asks you to invite Him to be the Lord of your life. He leaves you to decide...

Napoleon Bonaparte  (17691821)
 
 

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