Friday, June 18, 2010

Thoughts From Narnia


I've been reading The Chronicles of Narnia... the author has given me some interesting thoughts. Here is one I'm not sure about. It rings of heathen who have never heard of God but seek truth all their days... similar thoughts have gone through my head but I've never heard it put so.

If you agree or disagree, what Scripture can you site for your argument?

“For he [Tash] and I [Aslan] are of such different kinds that no service which is vile can be done to me, and none which is not vile can be done to him. Therefore if any man swear by Tash and keep his oath for oath's sake, it is by me that he has truly sworn, though he know it not, and it is I who reward him. And if any man do a cruelty in my name, then, though he says the name Aslan, it is Tash whom he serves and by Tash his deed is accepted.... Dost thou understand, Child? I [Emeth, whom Aslan was speaking to] I said, Lord, thou knowest how much I understand. But I said also (for the truth constrained me), Yet I have been seeking Tash all my days. Beloved, said the Glorious One, unless thy desire had been for me thou wouldst not have sought so long and so truly. For all find what they truly seek.” [The Final Battle – C.S. Lewis]

2 comments:

Kristie said...

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Lydia said...

Lewis was brilliant, but I don't think he took every Scripture on the subject into account.

"Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name [Jesus] under heaven given among men by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12

"And it shall come to pass that whoever calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved." Acts 2:21 quoting Joel 2:32

But I would agree with Lewis that "all find what they truly seek." Jesus said, "So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you." Luke 11:9 If someone truly has a heart for God, God will make Himself known to him as Himself, not in the name of a demon, which is behind the false gods men worship.

Sorry that was kinda long. You asked. :P