The Screwtape Letters: With Screwtape Proposes a Toast The God Delusion The Grand Design

You are the light of the world – Matt 5:14

Screwtape letters, the infamous book I have never read. That was until a couple days ago. It is one of those books I have always wanted to read but somehow never found time to leisurely read. I guess I was too consumed reading exegetical commentaries and other overly detailed seminary literature. Its a great book and worth a read. I find it absolutely incredible how often I forget how ridiculously crafty the enemy is. It is amazing that 2000 years ago, Christianity was written off as a religion that was new by the Roman-Greco world, which preferred religion that was more firmly established by history. And now with Christianity firmly established in history the surrounding modern culture prefers that which is new and enlightened. Sometimes you just can’t win! Not only this but the current culture finds no place for the spiritual world. Books by Dawkins and Hawkings would like to believe only the material world matters, finding that which is spiritual to be delusional. Funny enough, the early Church had to deal with many who believed the material world to be evil and delusional (known as Gnostics)… thus embracing only the spiritual world as good. Both the Gnostics and the modern culture have misunderstood the material and spiritual world, blinded by the enemy to the truths of God’s grace demonstrated in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In summary, screwtape letters has been a wonderful reminder that I am standing in a world which is blinded to the Gospel by an enemy who is crafty, experienced, and evil. May I be a light to a dark world!

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