Sunday, January 18, 2009

Screwtape Letter

I really like how Lewis put us in the devil's perspective. Lewis tries to show us how the devil attempts to slowly wedge us away from God. "Murder is no better then cards, if cards can do the trick. Indeed the safest way to hell is the gradual one--the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turning, without milestones, and without signpost."
What Lewis is really trying to show us is how Satan works. The bible says that there is no sin greater then another. in God's eyes there is no difference between the sin of murder or disobeying your parents. We tend to think that as long as we are not committing huge sins, and just going about our lives committing smalls ones that we will be alright.
In the Screwtape Letters its about a two demons who are trying to drive a new Christian away from God. They doin this by trying to get him to be comfortable with where he is in his life and his faith. They don't try completely and suddenly turn him to wickedness right away. they try to get him learn small bad habits and slowly build from there without noticing.
What i took from this is that we cant grow content in our faith. we constantly have to grow in our faith. By constantly striving to be better it will keep us from growing content and and falling away from God.

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