Lately I have begun reading C.S.Lewis’ “Mere Christianity“, a book he wrote in the early 1940’s. I find it amazing how relevant it is to the world today. He talks about how at that time we were losing our morality, just like now.
The book is how Lewis defines Christianity. From Book 3, Chapter 1 comes this:
“Again, Christianity asserts that every individual human being is going to live for ever, and this must be either true or false.”
He is talking about eternity and the fact that we must either go to Heaven or to Hell, and we must live our lives with that end in mind. Unfortunately, as Lewis points out, and a point with which I fully agree, is most of us don’t live our lives with that in mind. We live for today and today only. We make decisions with that in mind. We worry about how to get more and more stuff, stuff we can’t take with us. Jesus warns us in Matthew:
6:19 “Do not accumulate for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal. 6:20 But accumulate for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. 6:21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
How many of us are accumulating treasures on earth and not worrying about the treasures we need to get into heaven? I think it is because too many of us don’t believe in Heaven and Hell. We have removed God from our lives and therefore we don’t live life as if thee is one.
The question is how do we fix this?