December 16, 2010

C. S. Lewis and The Dark Power in The Universe

"One of the things that surprised me when I first read the New Testament seriously was that it talked so much about a Dark Power in the universe - a mighty evil spirit who was held to be the Power behind death and disease, and sin. The difference is that Christianity thinks this Dark Power was created by God, and was good when he was created, and went wrong. Christianity agrees with Dualism that this universe is at war. But it does not think this is a war between independent powers. It thinks it is a civil war, a rebellion, and that we are living in a part of the universe occupied by the rebel.

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Enemy occupied territory - that is what this world is. Christianity is the story of how the rightful king has landed, you might say landed in disguise, and is calling us all to take part in a great campaign of sabotage. When you go to church you are really listening in to the secret wireless from our friends: that is why the enemy is so anxious to prevent us from going. He does it by playing to our conceit and laziness and intellectual snobbery. I know someone will ask me, 'Do you really mean, at this time of day, to re-introduce our old friend the devil hoofs and horns and all?' Well, what the time of day has to do with it, I do not know. And I am not particular about the hoofs and horns. But in other respects my answer is 'Yes, I do.' I do not claim to know anything about his personal appearance. If anybody really wants to know him better I would say to that person, 'Don't worry. If you really want to, you will. Whether you'll like it when you do, is another question.' - "Mere Christianity", C.S. Lewis (1898-1963)

Lewis, C.S. Mere Christianity, Copyright renewed © 1980 C.S. Lewis Pte. Ltd., HarperCollins Edition 2001, pg.45-46.

December 13, 2010

Petra - Petrafied: The Best of Petra CD

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SONG LIST INCLUDES:

1. Why Should the Father Bother?
2. Yahweh Love
3. The Coloring Song
4. Praise Ye the Lord
5. More Power to Ya
6. Let Everything That Hath Breath
7. Not of This World
8. Not by Sight
9. Hollow Eyes
10. Thankful Heart
11. Whole World
12. This Means War!
13. Don't Let Your Heart Be Hardened
14. All Fired Up
15. First Love