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ILLUSTRATION... The Life and Teaching of Jesus by James S Stewart, Abingdon Press pg 49

“Finally, Jesus would never violate the freedom of men’s wills. And that, too, the leap from the pinnacle would have involved. It would have been overriding their calmer judgment. It would have been forcing a confession of faith. That was one thing that Jesus definitely would not do. If He could not win men into salvation by sheer goodness and love, he was not going to force them into it by miracles and magic.”

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