I just finished the short book by C.S. Lewis titled The Case for Christianity. It was a great journey, like a refreshing walk in the mountains on a brilliant Fall day.
Unforgettable, beautiful and awe inspiring.
Part of the process for me was to create an index for the book. You can access it at the link for free.
“Why is God landing in this enemy-occupied world in disguise and starting a sort of secret society to undermine the devil? Why isn’t he landing in force, invading it? Is it that He isn’t strong enough? Well, Christians think He’s going to land in force; we don’t know when. But we can guess why He’s delaying. he wants to give us the chance to joining His side freely. I don’t suppose you and I would think much of a Frenchman who waited till the Allies were marching into Berlin and then announced he was on our side. God will invade. But I wonder whether people who ask God to interfere openly and directly in our world quite realize what it will be like when He does. When that happens, it’s the end of the world. When the author walks on to the stage the play’s over.
God’s going to invade, all right: but what’s the good of saying you’re on His side then, when you see the whole natural universe melting away like a dream and something else—something it never entered your head to conceive—comes crashing in; something so beautiful to some of us and so terrible to others that none of us will have any choice left? For this time it will be God without, disguise; something so overwhelming that it will strike either irresistible love or irresistible horror into every creature.It will be too late then to choose your side. There’s no good saying you choose to lie down when it has become impossible to stand up. That won’t be the time for choosing: it will be the time when we discover which side we really have chosen, whether we realised it before or not. Now is our chance to choose the right side. God is holding back to give us that chance. It won’t last forever. We must take it or leave it.”