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the name of God is not so important

the name of God is not so important

Postby MagCzu » 20 Feb 2006, 23:54

Does anybody have an idea in which of his books Lewis wrote something like: "the name of God one believes in is not so important"? Could it be Narnia?
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Postby Leslie » 21 Feb 2006, 03:20

He did write, in Prince Caspian, that God is known by different names in different worlds.
"What are you laughing at?"
"At myself. My little puny self," said Phillipa.
--Rumer Godden, In This House of Brede
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Postby Pete » 24 May 2006, 05:33

I was just looking over some old questions and noticed this one - actually Aslan says that in VDT, Leslie, however in the BBC television series it is said in SC. It wasn't said in PC.
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Postby MiaDV » 03 Sep 2006, 03:06

In the Last Battle when a Colorian finds himself in the presence of Aslan and realizes that he had served Tash all his life, he tells Aslan he isn't worthy to be with him. Aslan explains that while the Colorian (and I'm sure I'm spelling this wrong) did good works in the name of Tash the works served Aslan, and therefore the Colorian did earn his entrance into Aslan's land. He (Aslan) goes on to say that many (falsly) do works in the name of Aslan, yet their works serve Tash. So it is not all that important in whose name you attribute your works and deeds, as it is important to be sure they serve their intended master.
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Postby A#minor » 03 Sep 2006, 03:07

Yes, you were spelling it incorrectly. :wink: It's Calormen. :tongue:
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re: the name of God is not so important

Postby MiaDV » 03 Sep 2006, 03:23

Thanks. I'm awful at names.
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Postby carol » 03 Sep 2006, 07:55

MiaDV, thanks for reminding us about Emeth the Calormene.

Could I just correct you slightly, in that Aslan does not say that Emeth has earned his place in Aslan's Country, by doing good works.
He said he had given service, which I take to mean worship, trust and faith.

Lewis as a Protestant Christian believer would never promote the idea of anyone earning a place in Heaven. It is through faith in Jesus Christ that one may receive salvation; Lewis showed an example of someone who through lack of knowledge gave his heart to the wrong Being, and lived in faith that this Being was good, - in fact, was just like Aslan really is.

Emeth reminds me of a description of Abraham in the book of Romans - he believed God, and his faith gained him the status of being "righteous" - i.e. "right with God" - or forgiven, accepted into the Kingdom of Heaven.
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