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C. S. Lewis Daily: 1/14/14

January 14, 2014

You can get daily short readings by C.S. Lewis from BibleGateway

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Here’s Lewis giving a needed perspective about living in “enemy-occupied territory” and how you can be nearer to Christ if you refuse to go to church. Read and share your thoughts below!

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Enemy-occupied territory—that is what this world is. Christianity is the story of how the rightful king has landed, you might say landed in disguise, and is calling us all to take part in a great campaign of sabotage. When you go to church you are really listening in to the secret wireless from our friends: that is why the enemy is so anxious to prevent us from going.

When a young man who has been going to church in a routine way honestly realises that he does not believe in Christianity and stops going—provided he does it for honesty’s sake and not just to annoy his parents—the spirit of Christ is probably nearer to him then than it ever was before.

From Mere Christianity
Compiled in Words to Live By

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Mere Christianity. Copyright © 1952, C. S. Lewis Pte. Ltd. Copyright renewed © 1980, C. S. Lewis Pte. Ltd. All rights reserved. Words to Live By: A Guide for the Merely Christian. Copyright © 2007 by C. S. Lewis Pte. Ltd. All rights reserved.
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