Friday, September 26, 2014
Smuggling Theology Into People's Minds
Any amount of theology can now be smuggled into people’s minds under cover of romance without their knowing it.”
~ C. S. Lewis, 9 August 1939, in The Collected Letters of C. S. Lewis, as quoted by Michael John Beasely in his article, "Part Two: Lewis’ and Piper’s Transitive Influences onEvangelicalism."
That's a bad thing, because Lewis loved universalist George MacDonald. Both wrote fiction that incorporated their bad theology and fed it to the masses. Those of Christ, on the other hand:
2Co 4:2 But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God's word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone's conscience in the sight of God.
Confusion is not of the biblical God. Neither is trying to sneak in doctrines.
Jud 1:4 For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.
Beasely went on to say:
"One of the interesting things about Lewis’ work, The Great Divorce, is that the question ofUniversalism is never completely answered. According to Lewis’ Master, “all answers deceive,” and so the reader is dissuaded from looking into such a query. Though the reader may not recognize it, Lewis’ fictionally constructed dialogue with MacDonald affords him the opportunity to present the words of Lady Julian, a 14 century mystic and Universalist. In her collection of claimed revelations from Christ entitled, Revelations of Divine Love, Lady Julian recorded the following...." Go here for the article.