Review – Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

Review – Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

As we enter the season of Trinity, Pastors Nathanael Mayhew and Rob Sauers review the book “Mere Christianity” by C.S.Lewis.  They will discuss Lewis’ life and journey from Atheism to Christianity and the radio shows he did which became the book under discussion.  Lewis discusses the problems of many of the religions of the world in dealing with the the problem of evil, and who Jesus is.  He discusses the person of Jesus as true God, the Christian life, and the Trinity.  While there are many excellent observations in the book, Lewis also falls short and even into error in many areas.  He does not get into justification by Grace, or even the work of Christ as our Savior.  He also confuses Law and Gospel and falls into Arminianism in connection with our sanctification.  We pray that this review will be helpful to those who have read or interested in reading Lewis’ book. 


2 thoughts on “Review – Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

  1. Dear Pastors,

    Most excellent.

    Lewis I believe was governed by a form of mysticism much like the Wesley brothers. A warm strange feeling! It is a plague which crept into the Anabaptist movement as well. All based on self justification and sanctification, or mixed up in works righteousness.

    Many believe this is brought about because God supposedly gave us reason and the ability to choose between good and evil. Some call this free will. Article 18 of the Augsburg Confession Triglot Concordia page 51, Of Free Will, free will in civil matters but not in spiritual.

    So free will is the basis of most cults and I find that when I trust in my will I’m sinning the most, “For what I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do.” Rom 7:15, kinda eliminates the power associated with free will.

    I was wondering if then at some point in future, the word of the week might discuss Free Will?

    Thoughts?

    Cheers,
    Tom

  2. Tom,
    Thanks for your comment and observation. In addition, thanks for your suggestion for a Word of the Week. We’ll put that on our list for the future.
    Nathanael

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