C. S. Lewis on the Fear of God

I am, indeed, far from agreeing with those who think all religious fear barbarous and degrading and demand that it should be banished from the spiritual life. Perfect love, we know, casteth out fear. But so do several other things - ignorance, alcohol, passion, presumption, and stupidity. It is very desirable that we should all advance to that perfection of love in which we shall fear no longer; but it is very undesirable, until we have reached that stage, that we should allow any inferior agent to cast out our fear.

– “The World’s Last Night

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2 Responses to “C. S. Lewis on the Fear of God”

  1. ShapeNoteSinger Says:

    I’d like to say something significant and meaningful, but I’m afraid Lewis has left me speechless and pensive once again…

    In other words… Amen. What he said.

    Thanks for posting.


  2. Kebby Says:

    I agree with Kimmers. Amen. What he said.

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