Napoleon's Testimony

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While the "Great Napoleon" was talking one day at St. Helena to Count de Molonthon, he said: "Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne and I myself have founded great empires, but upon what did these erections of our genius depend? Upon force. Jesus alone founded His empire upon love, and to this very day millions would die for Him.... I think I understand something of human nature, and I tell you all these were men, and I am a man. Jesus Christ was more than man; none else is like Him.
"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, of my words, of my voice.... Across a chasm of 1800 years Jesus Christ makes a demand which is beyond all others difficult to satisfy. He asks for the human heart; He will have it entirely to Himself. He asks it unconditionally, and forthwith this 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 believe in Him experience that remarkable supernatural love toward Him. This phenomenon is unaccountable; it is altogether beyond the reach 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 it is which proves to me quite convincingly the divinity of Christ."
Napoleon believed in the divinity of Christ, but did he ever accept Christ for himself? One may believe in the divinity of Christ and be firmly convinced that He is the only and all-sufficient Savior of sinners without accepting Him as his own Savior. It is one thing for a sick man to believe that a certain doctor is able to cure him of his disease, but it is quite a different thing for him to put his case into the doctor's hands and be restored to health.
Jesus is the Son of God. He died on Calvary for you. By His precious blood He has made peace, and at this moment you may be saved by believing on Him. Do you believe?
"This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the word to save sinners." 1 Tim. 1:1515This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. (1 Timothy 1:15).