Jesus demands a radical response of some kind. You could denounce him for being evil, or you may flee from him because he’s a lunatic, or you can fall down and worship him for being God. All of those reactions make sense; they are consistent with the reality of his words.
But what you can’t do is respond moderately. You must not say to him, ‘Nice teaching. Very helpful. You are a fine thinker.’
– Tim Keller