Quotable – C.S.Lewis, Mere Christianity

Posted by on Nov 5, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Last week 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 are some insights from this book…

  • A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you. C.S.Lewis
  • My arguement against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust? C.S.Lewis
  • If I find in myself desires which nothing in the world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for a other world. C.S.Lewis
  • When you argue against Him you are arguing against the very power that makes you able to argue at all: it is like cutting off the branch you are sitting on. C.S.Lewis
  • Everyone thinks forgiveness is a lovely idea until he has something to forgive. C.S.Lewis

As always, nice chatting…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.