Sunday, August 11, 2013

errors of judgement

Long day on the road today.  Drove to El Paso to pick up my friend Ronald Nelson (the nicest guy in Texas).  All day long I kept thinking about a passage I read last night in Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis.

"That is the devil getting at us.  He always sends errors into the world in pairs - pairs of opposites.  And he always encourages us to spend a lot of time thinking which is the worse." (exactly what Satan is doing with the two party system in American government).  "You see why, of course?  He relies on your extra dislike for the one error to draw you gradually into the opposite one.  But do not let us be fooled.  We have to keep our eyes on the goal and go straight through between both errors.  We have no other concern than that with either of them."

John 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do . He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

1 John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 17 And the world passeth away , and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

6 comments:

czardastx said...

That's why I don't listen to political pundits. They are only spreading confusion and mistrust and subtlety lead you to give a portion of your beliefs to them.

Rev.jimmyleebob said...

Never had any use for either one of them, never will....mama James didn't raise Robert E. Lee to be a fool

nottfar@gmail.com said...

Our citizenship is in heaven; we are ambassadors for Christ while we are here. The battle we fight is spiritual and not political.

jeff Medders said...

John the beloved uses that word "abide" a lot. It is just about my favorite word in the whole world. That is what we were made to do abide with God like ole' Adam and Eve once did in the cool of the evening.

DJ H said...
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DJ H said...

I saw this quote online. Trying to see the conext of what C.S.Lewis was referring to when he said the two errors. Any help to what chapter of the book this came from? Thanks so much for sharing!