Now that I have started the ball rolling with a number of bits and pieces that helped me to open my mind to a new way of using it for the benefit of others and myself. And when I say others, I leave the door open for them for them to close it anytime they wish. But I very sincerely ask them to look at the wider picture before they close it. I am a great believer that anything contrary to our own interest, should be allowed its own justifiable explanation. Oppose my point of view by all means, but please be honest, and in someway intelligent about it.
Now I must tell you, that in no way do I call myself a religious person, but a Spiritual one. The reason for that will be spelt in no uncertain terms in my next book And I make no attempt to hide the fact that I am an out and out fan of the philosophy of Jesus, but not from the view of the teaching I was brought up with. So now that I have declared my feelings for Jesus, I am now going to give you you something I found in a book that I read quite a few years ago that helped me to reach the beliefs I now have today. This is an acknowledgement of Jesus by Napoleon while he was exiled on the Rock of ST. Helena.
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 and my voice. When I saw and spoke to them I lightened up a flame of self-devotion in their hearts. Christ alone has succeeded in so raising the mind of men towards 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.
In defiance of time and space, the soul of man with all its powers and faculties, becomes an annexation of the Empire of Christ. All who sincerely believe in Him experience that remarkable supernatural love towards 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 proves to me quite convincingly the divinity of Jesus Christ.