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constructed many years ago...when I first got "saved"
about what I've learned since then

scientific problems that arise from the Bible...and some solutions

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"But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain (Titus 3:9 King James Version)".

the "global flood"

Daily Devotionals

Daily excerpt from 'A Year with C. S. Lewis' and 'Wisdom from the Proverbs' for the 15th of August

15 August

That Love May Find a Foothold

Screwtape rails against the impossibility of Love:
He [the Enemy] aims at a contradiction. Things are to be many, yet somehow also one. The good of one self is to be the good of another. This impossibility He calls love, and this same monotonous panacea can be detected under all He does and even all He is—or claims to be. Thus He is not content, even Himself, to be a sheer arithmetical unity; He claims to be three as well as one, in order that this nonsense about Love may find a foothold in His own nature. At the other end of the scale, He introduces into matter that obscene invention the organism, in which the parts are perverted from their natural destiny of competition and made to co-operate.
His real motive for fixing on sex as the method of reproduction among humans is only too apparent from the use He has made of it. Sex might have been, from our point of view, quite innocent. It might have been merely one more mode in which a stronger self preyed upon a weaker—as it is, indeed, among the spiders where the bride concludes her nuptials by eating the groom. But in the humans the Enemy has gratuitously associated affection between the parties with sexual desire. He has also made the offspring dependent on the parents and given the parents an impulse to support it—thus producing the Family, which is like the organism, only worse; for the members are more distinct, yet also united in a more conscious and responsible way. The whole thing, in fact, turns out to be simply one more device for dragging in Love.
—from The Screwtape Letters

1932 Lewis begins to write The Pilgrim's Regress.

Compiled in A Year with C.S. Lewis

The Screwtape Letters. Copyright © 1942, C. S. Lewis Pte. Ltd. Copyright restored © 1996 C. S. Lewis Pte. Ltd. All rights reserved. Used with permission of HarperCollins Publishers. A Year With C.S. Lewis: Daily Readings from His Classic Works. Copyright © 2003 by C. S. Lewis Pte. Ltd. All rights reserved. Used with permission of HarperCollins Publishers.

August 15

He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief (17:20).

He had told all his friends he could jump from the bridge to the train as it passed by. He had said he'd done it hundreds of times. They had called him a liar, and double dared him to prove he could do it. They'd even bet him money, so he'd taken them up on it. Now he was standing on the bridge, and his knees felt like jelly. He could hear the train whistle in the distance, and he knew that there was no turning back. He didn't want his friends to think he was a liar, or worse, that he was chicken. the train came into view, and he braced himself. When it got to the underpass he counted ten and then jumped. He was off just a bit, and he slid from the car top and fell to the rocks below. He was badly hurt, but alive. At least he hadn't been chicken.

Lies can only lead us into trouble. Sometimes our words cause us to get ourselves into situations which are dangerous or stupid. We are made prisoners of our lies. It is so much better to live honestly and uprightly rather than in deception. God will reward the honest woman or man, but the liar will have to answer for every falsehood. The upright individual can rest knowing that everything that he or she said is true. The liar has to continually worry that his or her lie will be discovered.

prayer: Lord, I want to be truthful in the way I speak. It is easy to slide into lies, and I need your help to avoid the snare. Protect me from my own weak desires which cause me to lie. Fill me with your truth. Amen.

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