A blog post written in the 1940’s?
For most of us, our answer would be influenced by our belief about the church itself. In particular, our belief of the purpose of the church. With that in mind, I would like to introduce this week’s guest blog writer, none other than the esteemed, C.S. Lewis. Mr. Lewis was kind enough to write this article for me quite some time ago…actually during the 1940’s. But as usual, his insights are spot on for the 21st century.
It is easy to think that the Church has a lot of different objects—education, buildings, missions, holding services … the Church exists for nothing else but to draw men into Christ, to make them little Christs. If they are not doing that, all the cathedrals, clergy, missions, sermons, even the Bible itself, are simply a waste of time. God became man for no other purpose. It is even doubtful, you know, whether the whole universe was created for any other purpose. It says in the Bible that the whole universe was made for Christ and that everything is to be gathered together in Him. (C.S.Lewis, Mere Christianity)
To make us into “little Christs.” I wonder how differently we might experience church if we agreed with C.S.Lewis.
I welcome your thoughts and comments below.
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