Exchanging Biblical Doctrine for Religious Careers

Recently, Doug Wilson wrote a post entitled Rooted in the Heavens, regarding the DG conference, The Romantic Rationalist: God, Life, and Imagination in the Work of C.S. Lewis.

He says: The blogging has been light because I have been in Minneapolis for the Desiring God conference, which has been wonderful. The other speakers were John Piper, Phil Ryken, Kevin Vanhoozer, and Randy Alcorn, all of them speaking on some aspect of C.S. Lewis’s contribution to our understanding of the faith. The talks have been superb.

Ok, the talks may indeed be superb (whatever that entails) but I have to ask:

How can a man, C.S. Lewis, who believed in

  • purgatory
  • baptismal regeneration
  • prayers for the dead
  • praying to Apollo

and denied

  • biblical inerrancy
  • penal substitution, saying faith in the blood of Christ was unnecessary

and also lived with a woman – outside of marriage – for 30 years mind you

possibly have anything worthwhile to contribute to the understanding of the Christian faith as Dr. Wilson asserts?

You can listen to these men laud C.S. Lewis here, but, again, I must remind you: If C.S. Lewis truly believed what he wrote, he is in Hell, and has nothing to contribute to the faith, rather, he contributes only to honing discernment skills in recognizing rank heresy and blasphemy – now being lauded by those being recognized as ‘Christian leaders’.

What does that say about these who are so greatly influencing the Church and the young people in it?