I’ve often referred to C.S. not only for his beautiful “The Chronicles of Narnia” or his other genius writings, but, more than anything else how his having been a faithful Christian attending church regularly with his mother during his youth until her suffering death from cancer when he took the exit ramp from his faith in Jesus Christ.
As the years went by during Lewis’ education then professorships at Oxford and Cambridge while being an atheist, a profound thing happened as he recounted later to his longtime friend and correspondent, Arthur Greeves! How just nine days after talking with his close friend J. R. R. Tolkien who explained to Lewis a profound truth about Myths; which then brought C.S. Lewis full circle, from being a follower of Christ and then his departure from that faith, which to many is a powerful myth; to once again being smack-dab right back on the path of being a believer, who was again truly one of the faithful! Now even with more vigor and zeal than he had ever previously experienced or demonstrated in practice, and, because of what Lewis points out in these words he wrote to his friend Greeves; “Now the story of Christ is simply a true myth: a myth working on us in the same way as the others, but with this tremendous difference that it really happened!” This conversation with Tolkien we can say was the straw that broke the camel’s back if you will, that this was the turning point which “broke his doubt” and transformed him magically from being faithless, or not a believer in Christ, to actually wholeheartedly believing that Jesus Christ is the son of God!
This to me was a miraculous event and I think Lewis took it as such going on to become a top ranking most prolific writer and advocate of Christendom; the belief in Jesus Christ actually being who He claimed to be! What a priceless gift from God, that C.S. Lewis was given this opportunity to awaken the faith in his own heart; to then go on and produce such masterful genuine faith based writings that gave so much hope and inspiration to countless persons as an impetus, for them to also find their own faith within their hearts, and to want a personal relationship with Jesus Christ too!
What follows in this short video is a reenactment of that conversation Lewis had with Tolkien, which does exemplify and inspire just how genuine heartfelt conversation that seeks to understand and find truth; can be a monumental thing in anyone’s life! It literally can make the difference between finding heaven or hell.
God bless you.
Thank you Lord for the gift you provided to C.S. Lewis and thus to all.
Brother in Christ Jesus,
Lawrence Morra III
Previously I had written these other essays that seek God’s Truth and they are my attempt to answer the question of why we must have faith in Jesus Christ. Perhaps when you have time you can review these. What follows are a few excerpts from these blog posts.
Let me ask you; do you really prefer to think that not being born would be better for you and your children? Because I can absolutely guarantee you that is exactly what the Devil wants you to believe, that master of all lies wants any of us to think we are defeated before we start.
You see I’ve learned that God absolutely exists and God’s purposes and Plans are all that matter not we free willed sometimes foolish, silly or arrogant creations of; His. “Total humility is the beginning of acceptance and understanding” that we are here for a God given reason not our imperfect sometimes self-righteous thinking or vision of what this has to be about living among the dead as we do; for I say to you this isn’t really living not with a price on all of our heads that says nobody gets out alive! We are looking with eyes half shut or in many cases wide shut in which case even though we think they are open they see nothing, not the Truth of God; never really seeing the length and depth of all that is really going on, and is always beyond our grasp; yet it’s as plain and simple as the morning turns to night and after the night a new dawn comes.
Life is the most beautiful incomparable gift and blessing of absolute LOVE!
Did trees evolve from apes? An odd question, to be sure, but one humorously posed by C.S. Lewis in a letter to his father.
While this column does discuss the theory of evolution, it’s not doctrinaire. So, whatever your opinion of Darwin’s notions, read on, and you may enjoy a pleasant surprise.
C.S. Lewis, the brilliant Christian apologist was not an ironclad “evangelical” in the American sense of the word. Here in the U.S., that typically requires adherence to a handful of doctrines, usually including the affirmation of the infallibility of the Scriptural autographs and of the creation of humanity in the persons of our first parents, Adam and Eve.
As important as these matters are, very few Christians would deem them salvific, in the sense that people holding less “vigorous” views on these issues will be excluded from heaven.
C.S. Lewis was one of those who focused…
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