02 July 2020

Luther and Lewis

Forgiveness brings to nought all sin and wrath, so that your sin cannot cast you into hell nor can your sanctity lift you to heaven. Therefore, before the I world I will be devout and do as much as I can, but before God I will gladly be a sinner, and not be called by any other name.—Martin Luther, Sermon, 1529

Eros, honored without reservation and obeyed unconditionally, becomes a demon. And this is just he claims to be honored and obeyed. Divinely indifferent to our selfishness, he is also demonically rebellious to every claim of God or Man that would oppose him.—C. S. Lewis, Business of Heaven, p. 171*

*As any Christian well knows who seeks to speak God's Word and call to obedience a man or woman who is "in love" with someone not their spouse to their duty and obligation to fight Eros, rather than yield to him.

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