The Moral Law By C. S. Lewis Mere Christianity

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In today’s zeitgeist, there are insurmountable religious affiliations and branches of each religious group. For example, in the realm of Christianity there are branches such as Catholicism, Baptist, Southern Baptist, and so forth. In opposition to the Christian faith stands the notions of modern atheism, which states simply that there is no God and if there is in fact any sort of omnipotent entity, he cannot be good and must have played a part in their notions of evolutionary existentialism. However, Christianity is the topic at hand, which states that there is indeed an omnipotent, glory-deserving godhead who created the world exactly the way in which He wished it to be created and who is the center of the inerrant book studied by Evangelicals - the Bible. Being as God is the center of the…show more content…
Lewis, author of Mere Christianity and brilliant professor at Oxford University had a fantastic grasp on the reason for the fall of humanity, or what has gone wrong with creation. He speaks of the Moral Law, saying, “The Moral Law tells us the tune we have to play: our instincts are merely the keys.” In other words, Lewis is saying that all of humanity has within him a particular understanding of differentiation between that which is Right and that which is Wrong. Mankind knows when he is doing wrong and can understand when something he or someone near him is doing something contrary to that which is innately good, or proper. However, Lewis goes on to explain where we fail to act upon our inner Moral Law of Right and Wrong and, instead, disregard that which is good and follow after our personal, depraved aspirations. Lewis says, “I am not preaching, and Heaven knows I do not pretend to be better than anyone else. I am only trying to call attention to a fact; the fact that this year, or this month, or, more likely, this very day, we have failed to practise ourselves the kind of behaviour we expect from other people. There may be all sorts of excuses for

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