Great Sermon! When I was young I read a lot. At 9 I moved to a bigger city and the group of books which were available to me grew exponentially. I read this series, I loved them and it was my first encounter with "witchcraft" and it fascinates. Along with school teaching the dewey decimal system I also learned to find subject matter, i.e.: witchcraft. My conservative parents (me too) however never even glanced at my reading. I read everything in the library I could on the subject.. I am so glad the Lord had saved me as it was it could have sucked me into this void. I did fnot like the other Lewis books it was icky to me and I then started reading non fictional biographies and adventure stories and horses.
B. McCausland (11/26/2014)
Indicative information It appears Lewis by his fiction aided rather to the perpetuation of pagan mythology than of Biblical revelation; and of course it is obvious what is behind idols and pagan mythology. "They sacrificed unto devils, not to God" Deut 32:17, and "I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils." I Cor 10:20
Definitively any writer writes of what he/she knows and is full off.
It appears Lewis knew first hand of the worlds he wrote in his 'fiction' which evidently demonstrates so much imagery and symbolism of the dark world.
Wow! I will never forget when a Muslim woman came to object to showing of this movie to a class. Everyone was getting worked up and ready for a fight (that she would object to showing a Christian movie), and she objected to showing a witchcraft/magic movie! She never mentioned Christanity! Aren't children of the world/Devil smarter than some of us? Wow! Wow! That was my first eye-opener that made me to investigate the issue. Praise God.
Thank you, Pastor, for answering my emails. Your insight and God-given wisdom is amazing.
Oh My! Never read the books but did listen to a dramatized version of the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Also listened to an audiobook of Prince Caspian. I remember thinking at the time, "...these allegories are too deep for me. Guess I like things were I know what's going on, like in Pilgrim's Progress. I don't understand 'deeper magic' and good centaurs, good dwarfs and good goat people...and the god Bacchus is good!" Now I know why I didn't get it.