What did Napoleon Bonaparte say about Jesus?

image Napoleon I (1769 -1821) was the emperor of France and one of the greatest military commanders of all time. Napoleon knew about shaping history! “I know men and I tell you that Jesus Christ is no mere man. Between him and every other person in the world there is no possible term of comparison. Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and I founded empires but on what did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force. Jesus Christ founded His empire upon love; and at this hour millions of people would die for Him.” 2 “Everything in Christ astonishes me. His spirit overawes me, and His will confounds me …I search in vain in history to find the similar to Jesus Christ, or anything that can approach the gospel”3

1 Quoted from “Napoleon I,” Microsoft (R) Encarta. Copyright (c) 1994 Microsoft Corporation. Copyright (c) 1994 Funk & Wagnall’s Corporation.

2 Josh McDowell, Evidence That Demands a Verdict, Here’s Life Publishers, San Bernardino, 25th printing, June 1986, page 127.

3 Josh McDowell, Evidence That Demands a Verdict, ibid, page 106.



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