For those of you who are infatuated with the Narnia movies, just as earlier the world ran after Tolkien, I would like to say this about CSL. i. Lewis shortly before his death was turning toward the Catholic Church. Lewis termed himself "very Catholic" -- his prayers for the dead, belief in purgatory, and rejection of the literal resurrection of the body are serious deviations from Biblical Christianity. He even went to a priest for regular confession and received the sacrament of extreme unction on 7/16/63. ii. His contention that some pagans may "belong to Christ without knowing it" is a destructive heresy. iii. Lewis believed that we are to become "gods", an apparent affirmation of theistic evolution. He also believed the Book of Job is "unhistorical"; and that the Bible contained "error",and is not divinely inspired. iv. Lewis never believed in a literal hell, but instead believed hell is a state of mind one chooses to possess and become -- he wrote, "... every shutting-up of the creature within the dungeon of its own mind is, in the end, Hell". v. If evangelicals applaud such books as Mere Christianity, it should be no surprise if we find them ‘working towards a common mission’ with the enemies of the gospel. The young Christian should be very careful about what he reads, and those in positions of authority (pastors, teachers, parents) should be very careful about what they recommend others to read. vi. He held that the Genesis account came from Pagan and mythical sources. vii. Total depravity [in man] was rejected by Lewis, who believed in the goodness of human nature! May I have your considered remarks on the above? As Bible-believing Christians, we should beware of the heresies of even the greatest philosphers and intellectuals of our times. Remember, the wisdom of this world is foolishness to God!