Monday, February 20, 2017

Simplifying the Mere Christianity of C.S. Lewis (Part 5)

We Have Cause To Be Uneasy

"That is the terrible fix we are in. If the universe is not governed by an absolute goodness, then all our efforts are in the long run hopeless. But if it is, then we are making ourselves enemies to that goodness every day, and are not in the least likely to do any better tomorrow, and so our case is hopeless again. We cannot do without it. and we cannot do with it. God is the only comfort, He is also the supreme terror: the thing we most need and the thing we most want to hide from. He is our only possible-ally, and we have made ourselves His enemies. Some people talk as if meeting the gaze of absolute goodness would be fun. They need to think again.

It is after you have realized that there is a real Moral Law, and a Power behind the law, and that you have broken that law and put yourself wrong with that Power—it is after all this, and not a moment sooner, that Christianity begins to talk. When you know you are sick, you will listen, to. the doctor. " -C.S. Lewis

If God is perfectly good and He has placed a Law inside of us, then who can say they are good? Have we not all broken it a thousand times?! This is truly the beginning of an understanding of real Christianity.