The Evil Fruits of C.S. Lewis...
Letters from our Readers:
7:16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs
17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a
corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
18 A good tree cannot bring forth
evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the
20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
Editor: Mary Van Nattan-- The fact that Lewis' Chtonicles of Narnia
is read and sold by witches and that his "theological" and "Christian" books are
read and recommended by many half-baked "Christians" is telling enough. Here will
be posted some the things that readers have to report regarding what they have
seen in this context, as well and some rantings of those determined to justify
44:23 And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane,
and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.
24 And in controversy
they shall stand in judgment; and they shall judge it according to my judgments:
and they shall keep my laws and my statutes in all mine assemblies; and they shall
hallow my sabbaths.
Editor: Steve Van Nattan-- We have
received many letters in response to the CS Lewis articles. These letters are
extreme, either pure intellectual hate for us, or the writers fiercely express
their hate for CS Lewis and encourage us to continue this presentation. These
articles are now listed in the Oxford University Archives because we are among
the very few who have taken a contrary view of Lewis. The man at Oxford expressed
approval of our work and indicated his people would find it useful.
why the hate? I believe Lewis roused devils and Satanic passion in people. But,
he gave them the notion that their lust for fantasy, and for mythologizing the
truth of the Christian Scriptures, could be presented as the very Gospel itself.
I have heard this myself from college students who were in clubs based on Lewis
So, I trust the following will not be just an assortment of
pro and con attitudes. I trust it will show the extremes of emotion which this
man brought out of people. I hope you see that the issue of CS Lewis is not optional--
You either follow after, or you tear down strongholds.
if we are correct? Suppose the dear children are being seduced by Lewis?
would like to express my extreme sadness and deep disappointment at your treatment
of Lewis on your website. I know you are so focused on your way of thinking about
him that nothing I say to argue with you will change your mind. It saddens me
to think that you are turning readers away from some of the best books out there
for children, and some of the most accessible and inspirational theology of the
twentieth century. You interpretations of Lewis as a Sun-worshipper and Merovingian
are absurd - how could someone have labored his whole life in service to Christ
and the gospel when he held such views? All of his books have a strong biblical
basis, and present Christian truths in a very readable manner. I am sorry that
you have been lead astray and are spreading lies that are actually detrimental
to the kingdom of God, and I will continue to pray that God will open your eyes
to His truth at work in these books.
In Christ, the Way, the Truth, and the
note: 2 Corinthians 11:13-15 For such are
false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles
of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of
light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be
transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according
to their works.
What is so deadly about this lady's complaint? Answer:
She is not willing to examine a man, and his extra-biblical writings, by the Word
of God, which God's children always should do. Even the apostle Paul did not
exclude himself when he warned the Galatian church:
Galatians 1:8 But though we, or an angel from
heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached
unto you, let him be accursed.
Was Lewis a Taoist?
To whom it may concern,
As a devoted fan of C.S. Lewis who
has put a great deal of effort into studying his works, I do not have adequate
time to refute all of the dubious claims that you make on your website regarding
Lewis. I must, however, call to your attention a gross inaccuracy at the beginning
of your introduction that you have printed in bold letters as you condemn Lewis
You claim that Lewis was at the end of his life a "Taoist."
This statement is utterly false and I strongly suggest that you take the time
to read his Abolition of Man before making the claim. If you had read the book,
you would have noticed that he merely uses the word "Tao" to describe the set
of cross-cultural beliefs universal to mankind that would point to the "Creator
Himself." At the end of the book he outlines some of these beliefs such as "The
Law of General Beneficence", "Duties to Parents, Elders, Ancestors," and "The
Law of Mercy."
The Abolition of Man was written as a defense against
moral-relativism and the modern notion that good is simply subjective. In writing
the Abolition of Man, Lewis was trying to show that there are universal values
which point to an absolute good. Because the essay is not an essay of Christian
apologetics, Lewis does not say that this Tao necessarily comes from God. Lewis
makes this point quite clear when he says, "In order to avoid misunderstanding,
I may add that though I myself am a Theist, and indeed a Christian, I am not here
attempting any indirect argument for Theism... Whether this position implies a
supernatural origin for the Tao is a question I am not here concerned with."
If one then reads Mere Christianity, that individual will see that Lewis
uses the concept of this universal and objective good, the Tao, to conclude that
there must be a God. Since there is an objective, perfect, and all good standard,
that standard must come from somewhere, and that source is God.
Lewis was not a "Taoist." "Tao" was merely a word that he choose to define a concept
that did not have a word. Again, if you don't believe me, please read the Abolition
I don't mean to sound harsh, but you quite frankly should
be embarrassed at the poor quality of your research. You misrepresent Lewis time
and time again, deceiving your readers by taking quotes out of context. Before
passing judgement on the current state of Lewis' soul (something only God has
the power to do), you should study his works and discern what he is actually saying.
note: We have on file a quote from Lewis, from the end days
of his life, in which he said he had come to prefer Taoist prayers. Full Stop.
Period, with astonishers !!!
For the record, we have been over Lewis'
works in very great detail, and this has been over a period of about 30 years.
I also want the reader to note how Lewis draws out the gullible worship of some
very intellectual people. Did Jesus go looking for such people, and what did Paul,
though highly trained, say he did with his effulgent intellect? Selah
Philippians 3:7 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.
8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of
the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all
things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,
is a letter from another reader on the Tao issue:
I have been doing quite a bit of research about the Tao religion
because of a friend of mine who is involved in this mind thought. She claims to
"be saved by the Lord Jesus Christ", but she reads the book of Tao every day.
From what I have learned, Tao is nothing short of blasphemy and heresy. I just
ran across a quote from "The Abolition of Man" by Lewis in which he clearly endorses
Tao or Natural Law. In fact he states,"It is the sole source of all value judgements."
What could be further from the truth of the Bible. This just flabbergasted me
because I always thought that Lewis was a "Christian" writer. Have you any more
insight to Lewis and his apparent endorsement of this false way?
of Our Readers Have Biblical Zeal
Hello everyone. Thanks for
your articles on C.S. Lewis. I bought these books along with Tolkien's at a used
bookstore sometime ago. I bought them with the intent that my two boys would read
them someday, on the advice of the evangelicals I used to talk to that these were
great Christian books. Well, my boys and I took them; along with a revised, modernised,
NIV quoting 'Pilgrims Progress', out of storage on Saturday and tore them up and
threw them out. We had a great time.
Thanks for your ministry.
Good Tactful Logic, but is it Sound?
think you are way off base on your website. It would probably be more beneficial
to direct your efforts to other matters that can make an ever-lasting impact instead
of trying to prove the validity of someone's faith who has been dead for 25 years.
There is only One who knows and can judge each man and their faith.
Edward C. K.
note: Here are several other cultic personalities who have
been dead for over 25 years:
Joseph Smith, Brigham Young, Herbert Armstrong,
William Branham, Ras Tafari (Heile Salassie), Ellen G. White, Muhammed, Charles
Taze Russell, Annie Bissant, Karl Marx, on and on the list goes. Now, is it logical
to say that we should leave them behind and concentrate only on the living heretics?
Absurd! The most powerful cults today are harking back to wicked people, and we
need to examine them at this hour, AND expose their wickedness. Nothing else will
convince their deluded followers. Besides this is the fact that C.S.
Lewis' writings are still popular and in demand to this day. It is not
a dead cause.
lady writes regarding C.S. Lewis:
I think it's quite
interesting. I never knew much about the man but a "Pastor " who attends my church
recommended his writings highly. I was visiting in their home, when some books
they had ordered by him arrived in the mail, so the conversation came up. I never
felt comfortable about the man even though I only read one of his books. Something
inside me felt defiled by reading it. I couldn't define why, only felt that God
Anyway, the " Pastor" emphasized to me that
the battle between good and evil is biblical even if it's put in the context of
a science fiction novel. I noticed his family also has an obsession with Star
Wars. Again, the good and evil concept, but I always thought you couldn't make
" the force " good according to God - they're both evil. Now his 26 year old son
is head of the art department for a board game - " Dracula." I worked with him
and when he told me about his big opportunity to be a part of it, I told him it
wasn't God's will. He didn't appreciate my "opinion." His parents trained him
on C.S. Lewis from childhood, reading every night to him.
Well, I had the opportunity to listen to "The Chronicles of Narnia" on the
radio after that discussion. It seemed worse than I imagined. Some gold rings
and magical stuff. I got the impression some people thought of him as another
Bunyan making analogies and putting biblical concepts to symbols and things. Way
off the mark. I never followed through listening. I didn't need to. "Something"
inside me felt very uneasy with the whole thing. Perhaps because my own mother
dabbled in witchcraft and black magic when I was a child and I knew first hand
the dangers involved. Don't open the door to supernatural things! Satan will gladly
come in to steal, kill, and destroy. He's a liar . Sometimes it's better to be
simple concerning evil and wise concerning good.
try to convince me that Lewis was solid "Christian" stuff. I never told my Pastor
about it. I know he's a little uncomfortable with the behavior of the family -
always wearing black and kind of strange. I'm not sure if my Pastor knows
this family is influencing people in the church in this way. Sometimes I feel
like they remind me of Absalom - trying to steal the hearts of the people away
from the Pastor. You're the first person I've spoken to about this. Their son
influenced me in a lot of bad ways when I worked with him. I trusted his
because his father is a "Fundamental Baptist Pastor."
Letter 2 From the same lady:
wrote about the Pastor in my church who was trying to convince me that C.S. Lewis
and Star Wars were good...He's a man who was ordained to be a Pastor but doesn't
have a church of his own. He left the church he was ordained in because the Pastor
there wouldn't let him have more time in the pulpit.
and his wife went to school at Tennessee Temple. I've known them for over 20 years.
They mentored me when I was a baby Christian. They used to be strict Fundamentalists,
John R. Rice kind of Fundamentalism. They were also very strongly against having
a T.V. back then. Something happened over the years and now they have a T.V. and
go to the latest "thrilling, special effects movies," and have no position against
My point was, the Pastor of my church
welcomed them in although he was a little leery of them. I never told him how
the man and his wife try to "disciple" me with their beliefs and was wondering
if he should know. I do feel like sometimes they want to "make disciples " and
because I've known them for so long, there's a lot of stuff I see that others
in the church don't know about. They are highly revered as being very godly. Still,
they try to persuade me to follow what they believe if I talk with them. I just
don't know if my Pastor is aware of it. He did express some concerns to me about
them and the way their teens dress. They sit in the back of the church and fool
around during the preaching. They dress morbidly. I know when their daughter's
hamster died, the mother soaked it in formaldehyde to "comfort " her. Also, their
son saw a dog that was killed and saved some of the bones. He and his brother
wear them as "jewelry." I thought that was peculiar. One of the grandparents was
a professional magician but quit when the magic "tricks" started to take over
with a kind of power of their own. I think maybe some of those influences have
note: It sounds like these people may have had devils in their family history.
They were very foolish to open themselves to C.S. Lewis' "occult Christianity."
They gave place to the devil and he is building a stronghold in their
lives. Ephesians 4:27 Neither
give place to the devil. This underscores the power of Lewis'
writings to lead people into the bondage of Satan. 2Timothy
2:24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men,
apt to teach, patient, 25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves;
if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;
26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil,
who are taken captive by him at his will.
much do I love thee, thou guru of the Tash?"
Letter from a reader who
is mad about our treatment of Lewis
feel quite infuriated at this website which denounces C.S. Lewis so harshly and
unjustly. He himself that his stories were meant to be like "a flower whose smell
reminds you of something you can't quite place" (The Land of Narnia, p.90.) Namely,
they are supposed to remind one of Christ's life, death, and resurrection. They
are not meant to follow, bit by bit, the bible.
appalls and saddens me to see Lewis viewed in this manner. He did not worship
the sun, nor did he put this sun-worship nonsence into a children's book. Consider
that every direction is in the Narnia series, not just east. Shasta and Aravis
travel from the south; Poly and Digory go west on Fledge; and Eustace and Jill
travel north in search of Prince Rilian. In fact, the final direction of the good
characters of Narnia is west rather than east- in The Last Battle, heading "further
up and further in". In a nutshell, what I am trying to say here is that this acusation
is rediculous, looking too far into insignificant matters.
have lost count of the number of times I have read the Narnia series, though I
believe it to be twenty-four. I started reading them over seven years ago, in
third grade. I can honestly say that the seven Narnia books have since helped
me become closer to the Lord. I am very thankful that Lewis wrote them, and I
know that I am in the majority rather than the minority in this view.
so thankful that you realized the 'hidden story' in the Narnian books. It is odd,
children nearly always do, grown-ups hardly ever." wrote Lewis once to a young
What blind allegiance. How pitiful that this young person does not understand
that the majority cannot be relied on to identify the truth. Luke
6:26 Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers
to the false prophets. Luke 16:15 And he said unto
them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts:
for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.
Also, how sad that he/she reads Narnia over and over but apparently not the Bible.
How sad that this person believes that the broad way, the majority, will prevail
in the Truth.
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