The Role Of God In The Screwtape Letters By C. S. Lewis

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The word “enemy” often is used to describe the devil or Satan; and the phrase “our father” is referred to as God. “All extremes, except extreme devotion to the Enemy, are to be encouraged”(32). However, in this quote from the book The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis, God is the enemy and the devil is referred to as our father below. Although it is a fiction story, the book still gives the readers a way to think about the world’s destruction and recovery through a devil’s aspect (New York, NY: Harper Collins Publishers, 1942). Temptation, the biggest reason humans struggle with their relationship with God, is being used by Screwtape in his letters to Wormwood. Screwtape and Wormwood are two demons who are controlling their patients, which are …show more content…
It seems like Screwtape is constantly trying to defeat God’s name with his small schemes. God is always there in Christianity just wants again gets proven by Screwtape’s actions. In chapter five, Screwtape seems to be knowing quiet an amount of what humans see as good. “Did the patient respond to some of your terror-pictures of the future? Did you work in some good self-pitying glances at the happy past?—some fine thrills in the pit of his stomach, were there? You played your violin prettily, did you? Well, well, it’s all very natural” (21). It seems like Screwtape does know what is good and what is evil because to know what is evil one must know what is good. He seems to be wanting to put in to his patient’s mine that only evil is good and good is evil. Although in the book he tells us everything that he wants their patients to do making it seem like the book is trying to convince is readers to do what is bad. However when the book is thought about backwards it is actually teaching the readers what is not to do. Towards the end of the novel Screwtape says that the devil cannot win when it comes to corrupting humanity. The only way is to fill them with fear of humanity by sinning. This means that Christianity is the truth of the world and whatever the devil does will always backfire on themselves because it will always come back to the one true …show more content…
This book was written from the point of you of Screwtape, the devil or so-called he man that wants to take control of his patients and lead them towards the evil side. Because Screwtape is the ultimate devil , he is writing to his nephew Wormwood and teaching him how to take control. It was very clever of C.S. Lewis to write everything in a evil perspective giving the readers a taste of what it's like to see from the eyes of something or someone bad. There are lots of teachings that teach humans how to be good and why they should follow God. However it does not impact them deeply if they do not know the consequences of what will happen if they do not do good. This book was thoroughly thought out in its way of getting the message of the Bible out. There are plenty of examples of what not to do and how Christianity will easily take over the devil. Although this book has a unique way of getting God’s message out some people might not get the full idea of this book. It is a little hard to absorb it all in and catch every little meaning backwards from what is actually written in the book. However the book said so itself that thinkers are good and the readers should use more time to solve the meaning behind each story. This book has a lot of deep meanings to it and it is worth every christian’s time to read. There are lots of important messages that Christians don't see

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