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The Evil Fruits of C.S. Lewis

Matthew 7:16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 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. 19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

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.

One 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 was grieved.

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 piano coverss. 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.

They did 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 judgement because his father is a "Fundamental Baptist Pastor."

Letter 2 From the same lady:

I wrote about the Pastor in my church who was trying to convince me that C.S. Lewis and Star piano coverss 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.

He 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 Hollywood whatsoever.

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 apiano coverse 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 piano tools. He and his brother wear them as "blipelry." 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 rubbed off.

Editor's 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.

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