What Christians Believe

What Christians Believe

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by C. S. Lewis
     
 

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A succinct statement of Christian doctrine from one of Christianity's most beloved thinkers.See more details below

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A succinct statement of Christian doctrine from one of Christianity's most beloved thinkers.

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ISBN-13:
9780060761530
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/22/2005
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
4.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.55(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

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What Christians Believe


By C. Lewis

HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

Copyright © 2006 C. Lewis
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ISBN: 0060761539

Chapter One

I have been asked to tell you what Christians believe, and I am going to begin by telling you one thing that Christians do not need to believe. If you are a Christian you do not have to believe that all the other religions are simply wrong all through. If you are an atheist you do have to believe that the main point in all the religions of the whole world is simply one huge mistake. If you are a Christian, you are free to think that all those religions, even the queerest ones, contain at least some hint of the truth. When I was an atheist I had to try to persuade myself that most of the human race have always been wrong about the question that mattered to them most; when I became a Christian I was able to take a more liberal view. But, of course, being a Christian does mean thinking that where Christianity differs from other religions, Christianity is right and they are wrong. As in arithmetic-there is only one right answer to a sum, and all other answers are wrong; but some of the wrong answers are much nearer being right than others.

The first big division of humanity is into the majority, who believe in some kind of God or gods, and the minority who do not. On this point, Christianity lines up with the majoritylines up with ancient Greeks and Romans, modern savages,Stoics, Platonists, Hindus, Mohammedans, etc., against the modern Western European materialist.

Now I go on to the next big division. People who all believe in God can be divided according to the sort ...

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