From Atheist to Believer.

I am currently reading C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity, which is one of the most profound and enlightening Christian books of all time. In this book, Lewis explains in detail both the evidence for God and the certainty of Christianity.

One of the most amazing facts about C.S. Lewis is that he was a former atheist. In the chapter titled “The Rival Conceptions of God”, Lewis explains how his argument for atheism was actually an argument against atheism:

My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had i got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust?…Of course I could have given up my idea of justice by saying it was nothing put a private idea of my own. But if I did that, then my argument against God collapsed too-for the argument depended on saying that the world was really unjust, not simply that it did not happen to please my fancies. Thus in the very act of trying to prove that God did not exist-in other words, that the whole of reality was senseless- I was forced to assume that one part of reality-namely my idea of justice-was full of sense. Consequently atheism turns out to be too simple. If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it had no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it as dark. Dark would be a word without meaning. (p.38-39)

Incredible, isn’t it? Profound truth that God infused into a man to see the light. I hope this encourages you and leads you one step closer to the One who makes sense of it all!


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