Mere Christianity

Phil Johnson writes: I’d class “Mere Christianity” as Lewis’s worst non-fiction book, hands down. In it, he says,

“There are people in other religions who are being led by God’s secret influence to concentrate on those parts of their religion which are in agreement with Christianity, and who thus belong to Christ without knowing it. For example, a Buddhist of good will may be led to concentrate more and more on the Buddhist teaching about mercy and to leave in the background (though he might still say he believed) the Buddhist teaching on certain other points. Many of the good Pagans long before Christ’s birth may have been in this position. And always, of course, there are a great many people who are just confused in mind and have a lot of inconsistent beliefs all jumbled up together. Consequently, it is not much use trying to make judgments about Christians and non-Christians in the mass.”

A Response to ‘Mere Christianity’ and Roman Catholicism

In one of the best Dividing Line broadcasts I can remember, Dr. James White responds to William Lane Craig and the “Mere Christianity” movement’s view of Roman Catholicism. Very highly recommended!

Dr. White writes, “Spent nearly 90 minutes listening to the entire presentation by William Lane Craig on Roman Catholicism. No one can accuse us of misrepresenting him, to be sure! A vital discussion of why the “Mere Christianity” movement is unbiblical, dangerous, and untenable in the long run. Then a brief review of my trip to California this weekend, my attempted interaction with Pastor Steve Tassi, and then a quick review of Jacob Prasch’s most recent video hit piece.”