Lewis has been perhaps the single most useful tool of Satan since
his appearance in the Christian community sometime around World War II. With his
strong belief in nondenominational Christianity, which he termed "mere Christianity",
and his apparent orthodoxy in doctrine, the influence of his pen has reached across
many years. When the light of God's Holy Bible is focused upon his writings,
however, his heresy and outright love of Satan comes into bold view.
Though a highly acclaimed and widely published
"Christian" author, when judged by his own words by the word of God it becomes
clear that he was indeed a fool in the most extreme sense of the word, yet a very
subtle one that was and is extremely useful to his father the devil. Matthew
12:37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be
Matthew 7:20 Wherefore by
their fruits ye shall know them.
6:45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which
is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth
that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
John 7:24 Judge not according to the appearance,
but judge righteous judgment.
C.S. Lewis was born
in Belfast, Ireland; baptized an Anglican at St Mark's Dundela, Belfast; and became
an atheist in his teens. His education at Oxford was interrupted by World War
I, but after recovering from a wound he returned to university to continue his
studies. The New International Dictionary of the Christian Church states
on p. 594, that "Lewis moved slowly from atheism through Yeatsian romanticism
to absolute idealism and finally theism,
returning to worship in the Church of England in 1929."
so-called conversion is described by one of his friends in Light on C. S. Lewis
as having come about by thinking. On page 62 of that book it says,
"It did not come by sudden intuition, or overwhelming vision, or even by the more
usual path of conviction of sin calling for repentance and atonement. It came
by taking thought and it added many cubits to his stature."
LEWIS ON JESUS' PROPHECY
OF THE END TIMES:
what you like," we shall be told, "the apocalyptic beliefs of the first Christians
have been proved to be false. It is clear from the New Testament that they all
expected the Second Coming in their own lifetime. And, worse still, they had a
reason, and one which you will find very embarassing. Their Master had told them
so. He shared, and indeed created, their delusion. He said in so many words, 'this
generation shall not pass till all these things be done.' And he was wrong. He
clearly knew no more about the end of the world than anyone else."
is certainly the most embarassing verse in the Bible. Yet how teasing, also, that
within fourteen words of it should come the statement "But of that day and hour
knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the
Father." The one exhibition of error and the one confession of ignorance grow
side by side....
facts, then, are these: that Jesus professed himself (in some sense) ignorant,
and within a moment showed that he really was so. To believe in the Incarnation,
to believe that he is God, makes it hard to understand how he could be ignorant;
but also makes it certain that, if he said he could be ignorant, then ignorant
he could really be. For a God who can be ignorant is less baffling than a God
who falsely professes ignorance. The answer of theologians is that the God-Man
was omniscient as God, and ignorant as Man. This, no doubt, is true, though it
cannot be imagined."
World's Last Night (1960), found in The Essential C.S. Lewis, p. 385
author made a direct attack upon the word of God in this statement. Matthew
6:27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? If
we cannot add stature to ouselves physically through thinking, it is altogether
fautly to say we can do so spiritually. Thinking is not God's way of salvation.
Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to
please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that
he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Paul
said he testified ...both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks,
repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. Acts 20:21 It
is not possible to be saved without recognizing one's own need of a Saviour
and putting faith in Christ Jesus the Son of the living God. [Note quote at right.
Lewis' belief in Jesus Christ as the Son of God was very questionable.]
same friend states on the same page that Lewis' "Christianity...was also important
to him professionally..." and that it eased "the camaraderie with some of his
friends..." who were mostly professing "Christians." In short,
his "conversion" to Christianity was financially and socially good for him. These
may be the only "reasons" for it, but we will learn more about what he
actually believed concerning his conversion and salvation in general later in
this article. The scripture says that The
fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be
29:25 To profess salvation in order to improve relations
with one's friends smacks more of the fear of man than the fear of God.
Lewis was considered a medieval literature scholar and was fascinated
with mythology and fantasy from an early age. This perhaps explains his
tendency toward the occult in his fantasy writings.
He was a Fellow
of English Language and Literature at Magdalen College, Oxford, until 1954. In
1955 he was elected Professor of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Magdalen
While many of us have been deceived by this
man's apparent spiritual insight, he actually believed many doctrines of devils
and by the end of his life was rapidly embracing Roman Catholicism and Taoism.
Indeed, he may have been a Catholic for some time before his death. He believed
in purgatory and prayed for the dead. He went to a priest regularly for confession
(C.S. Lewis: A Biography , p. 198). He received the sacrament of extreme
unction on July, 16th, 1963 (p. 301), a sacrament that was officially ministered
only to Roman Catholics at that time. It is enough to cause one to wonder if whether
he was a "plant" for the Catholic church all along, or merely a mixed up man groping
for some hope of salvation at the end of his life.
Lewis was allegedly
a bachelor for most of his life, though there are more or less substantiated stories
of a sexual relationship with Janie Moore who lived with him for years (see links
below). However, he married Joy Davidman Gresham at age 58. She was supposedly
converted partly due to Lewis' books. After meeting him in England, she returned
to the U.S. where she was divorced from her husband. According to two of his friends,
Gresham's husband divorced her on the grounds of desertion.(1) She returned to
England and made herself available to Lewis, who married her shortly thereafter.
[Ask any soap opera junky what the previous scenario means. They will tell
you.] So, even in his marriage he was in disobedience to the word of God.
Matthew 5:32 ...and whosoever shall marry her that
is divorced committeth adultery.
As mentioned, he did not
like denominational boundaries, and so he made great strides in describing Christianity
outside of them, calling it "mere Christianity," which became the title one of
his most famous and destructive books.
Corinthians 11:19 For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are
approved may be made manifest among you.
Let's take a look
at some the things he taught and included in his various books:
The worst is yet to
Many of us have been exposed to The Chronicles
of Narnia at some point in our lives either through the books themselves or
through one of the many videos, animated and regular movies, games, etc. they
have inspired. My own parents read these books to my brother and I when we were
young, but over time became less and less pleased with them as the Lord brought
various things to their attention. We eventually discarded them, and my dad, having
obtained some information on Lewis' heresies and associations, lost respect for
him as any kind of a Christian resource. C.S. Lewis has amazing staying power
for many, however, and perhaps nowhere more than in his "innocent" fantasies for
The Chronicles of Narnia are one of the most powerful
tools of Satan that Lewis ever produced. Worst of all, these books are geared
toward children. Please go to the next page to read about this indoctrinating
tool of witchcraft.
8 Overview of Extra Material
Information for this article has been gleaned from the Biblical Discernment Ministry's
web page on this subject; from articles in our possession by unknown authors;
from some of Lewis' books; as well as other sources that are footnoted in their
Wouldn't Like It
on the new Narnia movie (Dec. 2005):
the recent trailers, or teasers, for the new movie Narnia: The Lion, the Witch
and the Wardrobe, I was struck with the horribleness of them. It is easy to
pass over the really ugly aspects of monsters, mythical beings and medieval warfare
when reading a book. The movie puts it all into "flesh and blood" in
a way that is even "more real than life" as my brother described it.
It is not something I would want to see myself, let alone show a child. There
is too much of the nightmare about it. You can imagine how intrigued I was to
find that my opinion was shared by none other than C.S. Lewis himself!
to BBC producer Lance Sieveking (1896-1972), who has written at the top: 'The
Magician's Nephew' and, after the address, the phone number "62963".]
(Why do you 'Dr' me? Had we not dropped the
honorifics?) As things worked out, I wasn't free to hear a single installment
of our serial [The Magician's Nephew] except the first. What I did hear, I approved.
I shd. be glad for the series to be given abroad. But I am absolutely opposed
- adamant isn't in it! - to a TV version. Anthropomorphic animals, when taken
out of narrative into actual visibility, always turn into buffoonery or nightmare.
At least, with photography. Cartoons (if only Disney did not combine so much vulgarity
with his genius!) wld. be another matter. A human, pantomime, Aslan wld. be to
All the best,Link
crowd and dance round Aslan (for it had become a dance once more) grew so thick
and rapid that Lucy was confused. She never saw where certain other people came
from who were soon capering among the trees. One was a youth, dressed only in
a fawn skin, with vine leaves wreathed in his curly hair. His face would have
been almost too pretty for a boys, if it had not looked so extremely wild. You
felt, as Edmund said when he saw him a few days later, Theres a chap who might
do anything, absolutely anything. He seemed to have a great many names Bromios,
Bassareus, and the Ram were three of them. There were a lot of girls with him,
as wild as he. There was even, unexpectedly, someone on a donkey. And everybody
was laughing: and everyone was shouting out, EUAN, EUAN, EU-oi-oi-oi. Those
strange words EUAN, EUAN, EU-oi-oi-oi are an ancient witches chant used to invoke
the power and presence of the god of drunkenness and addiction, who is named Bacchus.
The next generation, for which Lewis' writings paved the way
on the Gospel as myth
Lewis' Occult Fantasy mixed with truth
from this source
Link-- Times Online ]
loved a drink, he loved to smoke and he continued to enjoy his cigarettes when
his doctors told him that they would hasten his death. ....he smoked 60 a day
"As a youth Lewis raveled in vivid and cruel (sexual) fantasies. He also
loved bawdy songs and ancient poetry bordering on the pornographic. As an adult
he had sex with at least one woman.
"Yet at least two of those who knew Lewis well, Greshams brother Dr Howard
Davidman, and Maureen Moore, daughter of the woman he lived with for 30 years,
have lent weight to the notion that he certainly did not die a virgin.
"Lewis himself wrote of his sexual relationship with Gresham. In his most
honest book, A Grief Observed.... he wrote it under a pseudonym.... he
details the fact that they fell in love and that they satisfied their long sexual
"Earlier, Lewis had implied in his autobiography, Surprised by Joy,
that he had also at one time enjoyed a sexual relationship with Janie Moore...."
-- Nov. 06, 05
4:5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the
world, and the world
else that is very disturbing is that C. S. Lewis was not only quite familiar,
by his own words, with the occult, but he even said that he had to get into the
devils mind to write the Screwtape Letters, a book in which he describes the
devils thinking and strategy. Although, such practices might be used by someone
who proves God's existence by logic, they are not the kind of activities and study
that would be engaged in by someone who knows Jesus. Great Christian minds have
no part with occult phenomena." READ
Letter from Sacramento,
is __________, and I am from Sacramento, CA. Thank You for writing this piece
on CS Lewis. I read it after I finished a small book by Hannah Hurnard and had
a nagging sense in my spirit that something was wrong. I decided to look up Hannah
Hurnard and Heresy, and lo and behold, it was there, and it matched what I had
been reading. Very subtle, but there. So, after that I looked into other writers
that I had on my shelf. George MacDonald and CS Lewis being among them. Well,
after doing some research and praying about it, I threw out at least 30 books,
just by those three authors. I had two collections of Narnia books and and complete
collection of George MacDonald books minus his two adult fantasy books. I grew
up on these authors and I am now completely horrified at what I have read. Very
subtle but oh so deadly to the Christian faith. I might seem like a fanatic to
throw out all of those books, but I do not want such an offensive item to be present
in my home.
You again for 'blowing the trumpet'
Keep up the good work,
Letter from the UK:
...a brief note to say how much we appreciated the series on C. S. Lewis. He seems
to be becoming popular again. We were given the Narnia books by a 'Christian'
friend for our children. When we saw what they were they ended up in the dust
bin. Our kids did not like them.
Valerie has taken more interest
in Lewis than I have - can't do or read everything. She has just finished reading
a biography by a couple of his friends (Roger Lancelyn Green & Walter Hooper).
One small point you may want to check: according to this biography it was her
husband who divorced Lewis' wife for desertion.
Here is an
interesting piece: "Shortly after the war the hottest of all hot-gospellers from
the 'Bible Belt' of South Carolina, Dr Bob Jones Jr, visited Lewis in Oxford.
By a remarkable coincidence Walter Hooper (ed. one of authors) was introduced
to Dr Jones in 1954. Hooper popped a peppermint into his mouth to hide any smell
of tobacco and asked the ultra-conservative what he thought of C.S. Lewis. 'That
man', said Dr Jones fiercely, 'smokes a pipe, and that man drinks liquor - but
I do believe he is a Christian!' (p.229) How about that???
Lest you think Bob Jones Jr. was the final word, you need to understand that this
event was a long time ago, and Lewis' pagan life became much more visible in the
following years and near his death.
Letter from an enlightened
Your CS Lewis info has really
opened my eyes. I can never read anything of his again in good conscience. I used
to think many of his writings could have been inspired by God... now I think differently.
I took a course in fantasy at a Baptist university when I was
working on my bachelor's degree and you would have thought CS Lewis hung the moon
the way the professor lauded his works and spoke reverently about his mythopeia
theology. My goodness.
Ft Worth, Texas