(Tea Party PAC) – One of the most important Christian philosophers of all time is Chronicles of Narnia author, C.S. Lewis. His nonfiction works have shaped the way Christians think about God and theology, helping to create generation after generation of faithful intellectuals who have a deep grasp of what it means to have a God-centered worldview.
It turns out, Lewis was also a bit of a prophet too. In writings of his from 70 years ago, Lewis warned us of the globalist endgame and the kind of spiritual struggle many of us around the world would battle with in the future.
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The fantastical state of the globe today would be unimaginable to most people 70 years ago, but Christian apologist and author C.S. Lewis foresaw it with uncanny accuracy. Widely known for his Christian literature like The Chronicles of Narnia, he possessed a profound insight into the mind of evil. Interestingly, Lewis was recently discovered to have had some involvement with Britain’s MI6 intelligence agency.
Lewis’ various works have taken on a new level of prescience as he denounced transhumanism long before most of the world knew what it was, and offered an alternative rooted in the Christian faith.
He also saw the rise of moral relativism creating the perfect environment for scientific tyranny to take hold of humanity.
C. S. Lewis’ 1945 book That Hideous Strength is a work of fiction – perhaps inspired by real world intel that Lewis was aware of – set amidst a supernatural battle between good and evil.
The book revolves around the “National Institute for Coordinated Experiments” (NICE) and the organization’s supernatural plot to seize control of all life.
“What should they [the elite] regard as too obscene, since they held that all morality was a mere subjective byproduct of the physical and economic situations of men?… From the point of view which is accepted in hell, the whole history of our earth had led up to this moment.”
Lewis says in Hiddeous Strength, again in 1945, that the elite of society will merge with technology and eliminate the masses. His words foreshadow statements made decades later by individuals like Sun Microsystems founder Bill Joy, who wrote an article in April of 2000 titled “Why the future doesn’t need us“.
“A large, unintelligent population is now a dead-weight… In the new age, what has hitherto been merely the intellectual nucleus of the race is to become, by gradual stages, the race itself. You are to conceive the species as an animal which has discovered how to simplify nutrition and locomotion to such a point that the old complex organs and the large body which contained them are no longer necessary. The masses are therefore to disappear. The body is to become all head. The human race is to become all technology.”
In Lewis’ classic work The Screwtape letters, he describes the various methods through which demons influence human beings. Speaking from the perspective of one of these demons, he says:
“To us a human is primarily food; our aim is the absorption of its will into ours, the increase of our own area of selfhood at its expense… He [God] really does want to fill the universe with a lot of loathsome little replicas of Himself – creatures whose life, on its miniature scale, will be qualitatively like His own, not because He has absorbed them but because their wills freely conform to His… Our war aim is a world in which Our Father Below has drawn all other beings into himself…”
One interesting point that Lewis makes in his famous work, Mere Christianity, is that perhaps the next “evolution” for us has already happened. That evolution is the choice to follow Jesus Christ, not a technological upgrade.
“…people often wonder “What is the next step? When is the thing beyond man going to appear?” “The Christian view is precisely that the Next Step has already appeared… He [Jesus Christ] is the origin and centre and life of all the new men. He came into the created universe, of His own will, bringing with Him… the new life.”
This is pretty deep stuff, but it just goes to show you how a person who is deeply knowledgeable about the Holy Scriptures can truly understand the world around them and what’s happening in it, far better than unbelievers. We know human nature because our understanding of human nature comes from God and His word.
Who knows us better than God?
The answer, of course, is no one.