Quotable: C.S.Lewis, Mere Christianity – Take 2

Posted by on Nov 12, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Recently I finished teaching a course in Apologetics at Vose Seminary, and we concluded by looking at the apologetic methodology of C.S.Lewis. As I took another look at his classic work, Mere Christianity, I was again struck by its significance and the importance of Lewis as an apologist. Based on his 1943 wartime broadcasts, Mere Christianity has impacted the lives of many thousands of people. Here is a second look at some insights from this book…

  • To what will you look for help if you will not look to that which is stronger than yourself? C.S.Lewis
  • God is no fonder of intellectual slackers than He is of any other slacker. C.S.Lewis
  • I remember Christian teachers telling me long ago that I must hate a bad man’s actions but not hate the bad man: or, as they would say, hate the sin but not the sinner… I used to think this a silly, straw-splitting distinction: how could you hate what a man did and not hate the man? But years later it occurred to me that there was one man to whom I have been doing this all my life – namely myself. However much I might dislike my own cowardice or conceit or greed, I went on loving myself. There has never been the slightest difficulty about it. In fact the very reason why I hated the things was that I loved the man. Just because I loved myself, I was sorry to see the sort of man who did those things. C.S.Lewis
  • No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good. C.S.Lewis
  • The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God. C.S.Lewis

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