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It is simple religions that are the made-up ones.

    Topics: Religion

God became man to turn creatures into sons: not simply to produce better men of the old kind but to produce a new kind of man.

    Topics: Renewal

The terrible thing, the almost impossible thing, is the hand over your whole self--all your wishes and precautions--to Christ.

    Topics: Repentance
    Source: Mere Christianity

A wrong sum can be put right, but only by going back till you find the error and working it afresh from that point, never by simply going on.

    Topics: Repentance

God has landed on this enemy-occupied world in human form. The perfect surrender and humiliation was undergone by Christ: perfect because He was God, surrender and humiliation because He was man.

    Topics: Salvation, Christ, Surrender

If God were a Kantian, who would not have us till we came to Him from the purest and best motives, who could be saved?

    Topics: Salvation, Grace
    Source: The Problem of Pain

Christ died for men precisely because men are not worth dying for; to make them worth it.

    Topics: Salvation
    Source: The World's Last Night

"You would not have called to me unless I had been calling to you," said the Lion.

    Topics: Salvation
    Source: The Silver Chair

'Yes,' said Queen Lucy. 'In our world too, a Stable once had something inside it that was bigger than our whole world.'

    Topics: Salvation
    Source: The Last Battle

A world of nice people, content in their own niceness, looking no further, turned away from God, would be just as desperately in need of salvation as a miserable world-and might be even more difficult to save.

    Topics: Salvation

Jesus Christ did not say, 'Go into the world and tell the world that it is quite right.'

    Topics: Salvation

When you come to knowing God, the initiative lies on His side. If He does not show Himself, nothing you can do will enable you to find Him.

    Topics: Salvation

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