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Lifestyle & Contemporary Issues => Christian Entertainment => Topic started by: Hounddog on October 14, 2016, 05:28:55 PM

Title: What about C. S. Lewis ...
Post by: Hounddog on October 14, 2016, 05:28:55 PM
So, does anyone have any opinions or thoughts on the writings of C.S.Lewis? Worth reading? Obvious flaws? I have often heard quotes from him and heard some discussions about him, but have not heard anyone say he was a writer that SDAs should read.
Title: Re: What about C. S. Lewis ...
Post by: newbie on October 14, 2016, 07:52:39 PM
I believe his origins are RC and that is interwoven in much of his writings.  There is only one book I read of his hoping to reach some of my family with the logic of it ...called 'mere christianity' and while it was kinda good, it was not deep at all for someone seeking truth.  His other books are clearly spiritualistic in nature.
I would not recommend it.
Title: Re: What about C. S. Lewis ...
Post by: Listen on October 14, 2016, 09:46:32 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C._S._Lewis
After his conversion to theism in 1929, Lewis converted to Christianity in 1931, following a long discussion and late-night walk with his close friends Tolkien and Hugo Dyson. He records making a specific commitment to Christian belief while on his way to the zoo with his brother. He became a member of the Church of England somewhat to the disappointment of Tolkien, who had hoped that he would join the Catholic Church.[35]

Lewis was a committed Anglican who upheld a largely orthodox Anglican theology, though in his apologetic writings, he made an effort to avoid espousing any one denomination. In his later writings, some believe that he proposed ideas such as purification of venial sins after death in purgatory (The Great Divorce and Letters to Malcolm) and mortal sin (The Screwtape Letters), which are generally considered to be Roman Catholic teachings, although they are also widely held in Anglicanism (particularly in high church Anglo-Catholic circles). Regardless, Lewis considered himself an entirely orthodox Anglican to the end of his life, reflecting that he had initially attended church only to receive communion and had been repelled by the hymns and the poor quality of the sermons. He later came to consider himself honoured by worshipping with men of faith who came in shabby clothes and work boots and who sang all the verses to all the hymns.[36]

For me I will not read non-SDA and many SDA authors.  Many of these authors have some great statements but the rest of what they write is not what we believe.  My mind doesn't need any more error in it it needs Gods Truth.  Many SDAs read him but I see no reason to.  Why read error.  I keep reading Ellen Whites books over and over along with the Bible.  There are other SDA authors that write truth, why not read that. 

I've just been watching Ivor Myers on YouTube "The Great Controvery II"  and watched Ivors "Watch The Tape" which was on 3ABN so it should be posted to YouTube at some point.  Really enjoyed his "The Blueprint" but these are expanding on that and are really worth watching.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dKQ1Fm_W-I
Title: Re: What about C. S. Lewis ...
Post by: Hounddog on October 17, 2016, 07:56:20 AM
So, does anyone have any opinions or thoughts on the writings of C.S.Lewis?  ...

Thanks for the replies, and I will skip any serious look at his writings. I like to take on a serious project every year. This years is the Conflict of the Ages series. May not finish, but will be close by the end of the year. Just thinking ahead to what next year's project will be, however, CS Lewis was not the years project.