C.S. Lewis: The Devil's Wisest Fool

And other demonic fantasies

Researched, Compiled, and Written by Mary Van Nattan | Editor: Steve Van Nattan

Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) has been perhaps the single most useful tool of Satan since his appearance in the Christian community sometime around World War II. With his strong belief in nondenominational Christianity, which he termed "mere Christianity", and his apparent orthodoxy in doctrine, the influence of his pen has reached across many years. When the light of God's Holy Bible is focused upon his writings, however, his heresy and outright love of Satan comes into bold view. 

Though a highly acclaimed and widely published "Christian" author, when judged by his own words with the word of God it becomes clear that he was indeed a fool in the most extreme sense of the word, yet a very subtle one that was and is extremely useful to his father the devil.

Matthew 12:37, "For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned."

Matthew 7:20, "Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them."

Luke 6:45, "A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh."

John 7:24, "Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment."

Lewis speaks blasphemy...

"[God] said (in the Bible) that we were “gods” and He is going to make good His words. If we let Him—for we can prevent Him, if we choose—He will make the feeblest and filthiest of us into a god or goddess, a dazzling, radiant, immortal creature, pulsating all through with such energy and joy and wisdom and love as we cannot now imagine."

SOURCE: C.S. Lewis, Beyond Personality (London: The Centenary Press, 1945), 48.  Also contained in Mere Christianity (New York: Macmillan Company, 1952), 174-175.


"Must our image of God go?" C.S. Lewis once rhetorically queried the late Anglican Bishop John A. T. Robinson. Robinson, noted thirty-five years ago for (then) avant-garde proposals, had suggested it was high time feminine images for God were introduced to balance out the traditional masculine ones. To this Lewis replied ironically, "I shouldn't believe it strongly, but some sort of case could be made out."


John F. Kennedy, C.S. Lewis, and Aldous Huxley all died on the same day. They all went to the same place in Hell.

"Am I therefore become your enemy,
because I tell you the truth?" —Galatians 4:16

C.S. Lewis was born in Belfast, Ireland; baptized an Anglican at St Mark's Dundela, Belfast; and became an atheist in his teens. His education at Oxford was interrupted by World War I, but after recovering from a wound he returned there to continue his studies. The New International Dictionary of the Christian Church states on p. 594, that "Lewis moved slowly from atheism through Yeatsian romanticism to absolute idealism and finally theism, returning to worship in the Church of England in 1929."

Lewis' so-called conversion is described by one of his friends in Light on C. S. Lewis as having come about by thinking. On page 62 of that book it says, "It did not come by sudden intuition, or overwhelming vision, or even by the more usual path of conviction of sin calling for repentance and atonement. It came by taking thought and it added many cubits to his stature." The author of this statement was making a direct attack upon the word of God which says in Matthew 6:27, "Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?"

Acts 20:21 Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. Luke 13:3 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. It is not possible to be saved without recognizing one's own lost condition and the need to repent, thus it is hardly surprising that Lewis' life did not show fruit unto righteousness.

This same friend states on the same page that Lewis' "Christianity...was also important to him professionally..." and that it eased "the camaraderie with some of his friends..." who were mostly professing "Christians." In short, his "conversion" to Christianity was financially and socially good for him. These may be the only "reasons" for it, but we will learn more about what he actually believed concerning his conversion and salvation in general later in this article. The scripture reads, "The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe," Proverbs 29:25.  To profess salvation in order to improve relations with one's friends smacks more of the fear of man than the fear of God.

He was considered a medieval literature scholar and was fascinated with mythology and fantasy from an early age, which perhaps explains his tendency toward the occult in his fantasy writings. He was a Fellow of English Language and Literature at Magdalen College, Oxford, until 1954. In 1955 he was elected Professor of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Magdalen College, Cambridge.

While many of us have been deceived by this man's apparent spiritual insight, he actually believed many doctrines of devils and by the end of his life was rapidly embracing Roman Catholicism and Taoism. Indeed, he may have been a Catholic for some time before his death. He believed in purgatory and prayed for the dead. He went to a priest regularly for confession (C.S. Lewis: A Biography , p. 198). He received the sacrament of extreme unction on July, 16th, 1963 (p. 301), a sacrament that was officially ministered only to Roman Catholics at that time. It is enough to cause one to wonder if whether he was a "plant" for the Catholic church all along, or merely a mixed up man groping for some hope of salvation at the end of his life.

He was allegedly a bachelor for most of his life, though there are more or less substantiated stories of a sexual relationship with Janie Moore who lived with him for years (see links below). However, he married Joy Davidman Gresham at age 58. She was supposedly converted partly due to Lewis' books. After meeting him in England, she returned to the U.S. where she was divorced from her husband. According to two of his friends, Gresham's husband divorced her on the grounds of desertion.(1) She returned to England and made herself available to Lewis, who married her shortly thereafter. [Ask any soap opera junky what the previous scenario means. They will tell you.] So, even in his marriage he was in disobedience to the word of God.  Matthew 5:32, "...and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery."

As mentioned, he did not like denominational boundaries, and so he made great strides in describing Christianity outside of them, calling it "mere Christianity," which became the title of one of his most famous and destructive books.

1st Corinthians 11:19, "For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you."

Let's take a look at some the things he taught and included in his various books:

Page 2 Theological Books

The worst is yet to come.  

Many of us have been exposed to The Chronicles of Narnia at some point in our lives either through the books themselves or through one of the many spin offs from them such as videos, animated and regular movies, games, etc. My own parents read these books to my brother and I when we were young, but over time became less and less pleased with them as the Lord brought various things to their attention. We eventually discarded them, and my dad, having obtained some information on Lewis' heresies and associations, lost respect for him as any kind of a Christian resource. C.S. Lewis has amazing staying power for many, however, and perhaps nowhere more than in his "innocent" fantasies for children.

The Chronicles of Narnia are one of the most powerful tools of Satan that Lewis ever produced. Worst of all, these books are geared toward children. Please go to the next page to read about this indoctrinating tool of witchcraft.  

Page 3 The Chronicles of Narnia

Page 4 Liquor, Tobacco and Drugs

Page 5 Sun Worship

Page 6 Further Into the Depths of Satan

Page 7 Dionysus, Bacchus, Silenus and the Maenads

Page 8 Overview of Material

Beware Of C.S. Lewis' Occult Philosophies

By David J. Stewart

Lewis held to an occult idea of Christ being found in all religions, and he refused to believe that all of the Bible was inspired by God...

He believed in a type of “soft universalism.” “[H]ere are people who do not accept the full Christian doctrine about Christ but who are so strongly attracted by Him that they are His in a much deeper sense than they themselves understand. There are people in other religions who are being led by God’s secret influence to concentrate on those parts of their religion which are in agreement with Christianity, and who thus belong to Christ without knowing it. For example, a Buddhist of good will may be led to concentrate more and more on the Buddhist teaching about mercy and to leave in the background (though he might still say he believed) the Buddhist teaching on certain other points. Many of the good Pagans long before Christ’s birth may have been in this position” (Mere Christianity pp 176-177).

... Perhaps these are why renowned Welsh preacher D. Martin Lloyd-Jones warned that C.S. Lewis had a defective view of salvation and was an opponent of the substitutionary and penal view of the atonement (Christianity Today, Dec. 20, 1963). And in a letter to the editor of Christianity Today, Feb. 28, 1964, Dr. W. Wesley Shrader, First Baptist Church, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, warned that “C.S. Lewis … would never embrace the (literal-infallible) view of the Bible” (F.B.F. News Bulletin, Fundamental Baptist Fellowship, March 4, 1984).

SOURCE: How “Christian” was C.S. Lewis… and Why is He an Evangelical Hero?

The simplicity of the gospel is easily perverted when C.S. Lewis dilutes it, reshaping it to embrace heretical false religions like Roman Catholicism that teach the lies of sacramental salvation, baptismal regeneration and works salvation. Lewis propagated such a shallow view of salvation that even satanic Mormons (who deny Christ's deity) still praise Lewis today, years after his death in 1963, as a great theologian. In reality Lewis' works are being used today more than ever by occult Freemasons to promote ecumenicalism and apostasy in our churches.

Additional articles:

The Evil Fruits of C.S. Lewis

Richard Riss on Lewis's Taoist Paganism

David Meyer on J.R.R. Tolkein

Friend and Inspiration of Lewis-- J.R.R. Tolkien

Powerful Examination of Lewis' Doctrinal Heresies

James H. Sightler, MD, discusses CS Lewis and Tolkein
and their occultic heritage and associations

Harry Potter - the next generation, for which Lewis' writings
paved the way [Link to video to order]

An exceptional site exposing the heretical aspects of CS Lewis

Taoist Lewis Applied

Lewis on the Gospel as myth

On Lewis' Occult Fantasy mixed with truth
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"Clive Staples Lewis was anything but a classic evangelical, socially or theologically. He smoked cigarettes and a pipe, and he regularly visited pubs to drink beer with friends. Though he shared basic Christian beliefs with evangelicals, he didn't subscribe to biblical inerrancy or penal substitution. He believed in purgatory and baptismal regeneration. How did someone with such a checkered pedigree come to be a theological Elvis Presley, adored by evangelicals?" -Christianity Today, C.S. Lewis Superstar, by Bob Smietana (December 2005, Vol. 49, No. 12, Page 28).

In the June 1998 issue of Christianity Today, Millet, dean of Brigham Young University, is quoted as saying that C.S. Lewis "is so well received by Latter-day Saints [Mormons] because of his broad and inclusive vision of Christianity" (John W. Kennedy, "Southern Baptists Take Up the Mormon Challenge," Christianity Today, 6/15/98, p. 30).

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