A weekly devotional by Reverend Dr. Kevin Schwamb
In Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis seeks to present the core of what one must believe to be a Christian. Such an explanation is still necessary as there are many today who use the word “Christian” but fail to define it correctly. The word appears only once in the New Testament, in the book of Acts, and was probably chosen by those outside the church. It was not meant as a compliment to the early followers of Jesus but was intended to be a badge of disgrace.
Both the apostle Paul and C.S. Lewis agree that the goal of every Christian should be the completion of our sanctification, the life long process by which we are transformed into the image of Christ. Paul puts it this way in Romans chapter 8, “For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son.” C.S. Lewis echoes this truth when he writes in Mere Christianity “…the Church exists for nothing else but to draw men into Christ, to make them little Christs.”
Why not take a few minutes each day to consider how different the Church and the world would be if practiced Christianity as it was intended to be and lived as “little Christs”.