Today on Reason Together, we talk more about C.S. Lewis; Does God really love the sinner but hate the sin?; Nepotism in churches; and when to leave a church. And be sure to listen to the end, Thomas goofed it up.
Scriptures cited: Psalm 5:5-6; Psalm 7:11; Colossians 2:8-12; 1 Timothy 3:3
C.S. Lewis quotes:
"Experience shows that there is much goodness in human nature" (The Problem of Pain, p.66).
"There are people in other religions who are being led by God's secret influence to concentrate on those parts of their religion which are in agreement with Christianity, and who thus belong to Christ without knowing it ... For example a Buddhist of good will may be led to concentrate more and more on the Buddhist teaching about mercy and to leave in the background (though he might still say he believed) the Buddhist teaching on certain points. Many of the good Pagans long before Christ's birth may have been in this position" (Mere Christianity, pp. 176-177).
"There are three things that spread the Christ-life to us: baptism, belief, and that mysterious action which different Christians call by different names — Holy Communion, the Mass, the Lord's Supper" (Mere Christianity, pp.62,63).
"...this new life is spread not only by purely mental acts like belief, but by bodily acts like baptism and Holy Communion." (Mere Christianity, pp.62,63).
In the other world "there will be every occasion for being the sort of people that we can become only as the result of doing such acts here" (Mere Christianity, p.63).
"There are people (a great many of them) who are slowly ceasing to be Christians..." (Mere Christianity, p.162).
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