Friday, March 7, 2014

The last interview (Part 8)

The Edmund Fitzgerald by dureallSherwood Wirt: Do you feel, then, that modern culture is being de-Christianized?

C.S. Lewis: I cannot speak to the political aspects of the question, but I have some definite views about the dc-Christianizing of the church. I believe that there are many accommodating
preachers, and too many practitioners in the church who are not believers. Jesus Christ did not say ‘Go into all the world and tell the world that it is quite right.’ The Gospel is something completely different. In fact, it is directly opposed to the World.
    The case against Christianity that is made out in the world is quite strong. Every war, every shipwreck, every cancer case, every calamity, contributes to making a prima facie case against Christianity. It is not easy to be a believer in the face of this surface evidence. It calls for a strong faith in Jesus Christ.

Sherwood Wirt interviewing C.S. Lewis, “Cross-Examination,” God in the Dock (Eerdmans: 1970) 265 with appropriate additions from the originally published interview in Decision magazine, September 1963, ©1963 Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

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