250px-C.s.lewis3Today is the 50th anniversary of the death of C. S. Lewis (wikipedia). Once an atheist, who became a well known Christian author who’s works crossed boundaries into the secular world, particularly with the Chronicles of Narnia series.

Here is my favourite C. S. Lewis quote:

“I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God. That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.”

His books were a great impression on me as an early Christian, especially these prophetic words from the 1940s which warn us of things being said far too often in our churches today.

Jesus is indeed Lord and God.

Thank you God for speaking through C. S. Lewis to Your people.