Mahatma Gandhi once said this:
“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”
Ray Comfort tries to respond. You know where this is going…:
First, no one is like Jesus Christ. He was sinless. If you think you can be like Him, try living like Him for one day…
Not that Gandhi ever said that he himself was like Christ. But Ray doesn’t let that minor point get in the way of his rant:
Second, the Bible doesn’t tell us to place our trust in sinful man. In fact, it says not to (see Psalm 146:3). It instead commands that we repent and trust alone in Jesus Christ. This was something it seems Ghandi failed to do. So his liking of Jesus wasn’t deep enough for him to believe what He said. Jesus warned that if we die in our sins, we will end up in Hell. What a tragedy that Ghandi didn’t find any help in his own hopeless religion. He lamented, “It is constant torture to me that I am still so far from God whom I know to be my very life and being. I know it is my own wretchedness and wickedness that keeps me from him.”
Besides the ripping on Gandhi (and misspelling of his name), that last quotation seems odd. Perhaps he said it, but I have a hard time imagining that.
Anyone have a credible source for it? I can’t find any.
I would ask Ray, but… you know… I want a credible source.