Summary Of Mere Christianity

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Among the many topics Lewis discussed in his book Mere Christianity, one topic that was most prominent with this author is Lewis’ discussion on Moral Law or the Law of Human nature. According to Lewis (1952), Moral Law, or the Law of Human Nature tells human beings what they ought to do, and what they ought not to do, and is described as something that is above and beyond the auspices of actual facts and human behavior (p. 21). In other words, Moral Law is not something human beings invented, and even though human beings did not invent Moral Law, most human beings have a natural inclination to obey it (Lewis, 1952). There are two sides to every coin, and opposing views on nearly everything, including Moral Law. The materialist view on Moral …show more content…
Thus, society views marriage as a readjusting of partners that is made when one partner feels no longer in love with the other (Lewis, 1952). Opposing the societal view is the Christian view which says marriage is for life (Lewis, 1952). The problems surrounding marriage are many but as it was noted, the main problem with marriage centers on misguided feelings about love (Lewis, 1952). This author actually agrees with most of Lewis’ assessments; however, this author disagrees with Lewis’s assessment on marriage. Thus, the problem with marriage stems from hardness of heart, not a problem with love. According to Scripture, Jesus laid down His life for others, but knowing the sinful nature of man, Jesus could have very well hardened His heart towards others and saved His own life. Love is a huge part of marriage, but so is laying down one’s own life and interests for the benefit of one’s partner. Marriage fails because of hardness of heart and the unwillingness for one partner to lay down one’s own life and interests for the sake of the others. Jesus taught that in order to be first, a person must be last (Mark 9:35), the same holds true for marriage. One of this author’s beliefs on Christianity is that Christianity is all of nothing affair. Unfortunately, many Christians are attracted to certain parts of Christianity and discard the rest (Lewis, 1952). Hence, Lewis’ discussion on what could be termed as “Cafeteria Christianity” enhanced this authors belief that “Cafeteria Christianity” has stalled the progress of the church and has prevented the church from making an impact on society. Lewis’ beliefs have reaffirmed a personal belief that Christianity is still an all or nothing affair. Scripture and the tenets of Christianity are at odds with modern day culture and Lewis’ work serves as further evidence of this fact. Lewis eludes to the fact that both Christianity and culture has a way of believing or

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