C.S. Lewis: Lord or Lunatic, But Never Good Teacher

by Kelvey Vander Hart

There is one book I find myself rereading at least once every year: Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. The theological philosophy Lewis lays out is Biblically sound, plainly put, and formational.

When I pick up the book I am especially struck by Lewis’ handling of the idea that Jesus was just a good teacher. This labeling has given culture a way to handle the Bible as they wish, upholding the words of Jesus as advisable without having any solid moral backing to enforce them.

But, as Lewis so bluntly stated, “[L]et us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his [Jesus] being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to. (pg. 52)”

A key example from Scripture is…
 

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