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Personalities Regarding God

September 1, 2009

This actually is a couple of things taken from Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis.  I have other quotes by him that I took a while back when I started listening to the audiobook, but these are the ones today and I really liked them.

The first is referring mainly to nice people vs. rebellious people and their relationship or lack thereof to God.  Also, ones idea to judge a person solely on their niceness or cruelty and their necessity for God.  Meaning that just because someone is nice doesn’t mean he needs God any less than someone who is cruel.  In fact, a man may all the more need God because he’s nice because he feels he is nice on his own merit and by himself without God.  It’s involved, but this is a short line from the book which I thought a very powerful statement.

It costs God nothing, so far as we know, to create nice things, but to convert rebellious wills cost Him crucifixion.That’s extremely steep and something worth contemplating.
Here is a paragraph for a person who got a raw deal in life:

If you are a poor creature poisoned by a wretched upbringing in some house full of vulgar jealousies, and senseless quarrels, saddled by no choice of your own with some loathsome sexual perversion, nagged day in and day out with an inferiority complex that makes you snap at your best friend, do not despair.  He knows all about it.  You are one of the poor whom He blessed. (The Beatitudes) He knows what a wretched machine you are trying to drive.  Keep on.  Do what you can.  One day, perhaps in another world, or perhaps much sooner than that, He will fling it on the scrap heap and give you a new one and then you may astonish us all, not least yourself for you have learned your driving in a hard school.  Some of the last will be first and some of the first will be last.

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