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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: DECEMBER 29

Let us suppose we possess parts of a novel or a symphony. Someone now brings us a newly discovered piece of manuscript and says, ‘This is the missing part of the work. This is the chapter on which the whole … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: DECEMBER 6

On Freedom (and predestination) Witness the doctrine of Predestination which shows (truly enough) that eternal reality is not waiting for a future in which to be real; but at the price of removing Freedom which is the deeper truth of … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: SEPTEMBER 25

On depravity This chapter will have been misunderstood if anyone describes it as a reinstatement of the doctrine of Total Depravity. I disbelieve that doctrine, partly on the logical ground that if our depravity were total we should not know … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: APRIL 28

On hell There is no doctrine which I would more willingly remove from Christianity than this, if it lay in my power. But it has the full support of Scripture and, specially, of Our Lord’s own words; it has always … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MARCH 6

TO MISS BRECKENRIDGE: On the problem in prayer of God’s foreknowledge; and on the Fall and evolution. 1 August 1949 Don’t bother about the idea that God ‘has known for millions of years exactly what you are about to pray’. … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: AUGUST 16

Does He Know Me? He calls his own…by name… —John 10:3 When I have sadly misunderstood Him? (see John 20:11-18). It is possible to know all about doctrine and still not know Jesus. A person’s soul is in grave danger … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: JULY 27

The Way to Knowledge If anyone wills to do His will, he shall know concerning the doctrine… —John 7:17 The golden rule to follow to obtain spiritual understanding is not one of intellectual pursuit, but one of obedience. If a … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: JUNE 19

The Service of Passionate Devotion …do you love Me?…Tend My sheep. —John 21:16 Jesus did not say to make converts to your way of thinking, but He said to look after His sheep, to see that they get nourished in … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: APRIL 22

The Light That Never Fails We all, with unveiled face, beholding…the glory of the Lord… —2 Corinthians 3:18 A servant of God must stand so very much alone that he never realizes he is alone. In the early stages of … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: JANUARY 24

God’s Overpowering Purpose I have appeared to you for this purpose… —Acts 26:16 The vision Paul had on the road to Damascus was not a passing emotional experience, but a vision that had very clear and emphatic directions for him. … Continue reading

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