Codebearers

After watching the three movies of The Chronicles of Narnia I have come to the conclusion that Narnia can be called whatever you want to call it, but it is not a series that has been inspired by God. There is no possible way that it could be. This is my reason why…

            I believe that the Bible and God are the final authorities, and anything that defies them or preaches otherwise is, in essence, evil. With that said, I would like to show you a few things to support my statement about Narnia.

            In the book The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Lucy is given a task to enter an invisible mansion and recite a spell to turn Dufflepuds, a wizard, and Aslan visible again. In the Bible spells like these are referred to as “familiar spirits”, “mediums”, “the fire”, etc.

            “There shall not be found among you anyone who makes is son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer,” Deuteronomy 18:10

            Aslan makes Lucy do this as a “trial” or “test of her faith”. However, this verse specifically says that no one should give a trial to someone in this manner.

“Give not regard to mediums and familiar spirits; do not seek after them to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.” Leviticus 19:31

After Lucy’s trial is complete a wizard is revealed and the four children must consult him to find their next destination. Again, this is forbidden by God.

            “or one who conjures spell, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. For all who do these things are an abomination to the LORD, and because of these abominations the LORD your God drives them out from before you.” Deuteronomy 18:11-12

            In The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Susan is sent back to the White Witch’s lair to bring the creatures back to life after being turned to stone. This also is an abomination. Before anyone takes anything for an allegory or says, “But it’s supposed to symbolize…” first take a look at what is being used to symbolize it. For example: many people say that Harry Potter is an allegory, yet any well discerning Christian would know better than to fall for that. Why, however, should we not call Harry Potter an allegory? A true Christian would say, “Because it strongly uses magic and magic is forbidden by God.” But Harry Potter symbolizes the good and the light in the world, so wouldn’t that cancel out all the bad magic. I mean after all the magic in Harry Potter is being used for good. Again, a true Christian that knows the Bible would say, “God forbids the use of magic.” That same Christian, however, will turn right around and praise Narnia for being a great allegory. What is the difference between the two? Because Narnia’s hero looks more like a Christ Savior than Harry Potter? This is foolishness and not just by my definition.

            “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.” 1 John 4:1

            As I stated before, I believe that anything that deifies God and/or the Bible or contradicts them or anything like that is, in essence, an appearence of evil.

            “Abstain from all appearance of evil.” 1 Thessalonians 5:22

            Narnia is not in any way, shape, or form inspired by God. The God that the Bible speaks of, and the God that I know and follow, does not press a point in the Bible as far as the subject of witchcraft is pressed, and then turn around and inspire a story that relies on the use of magic. If you think for one second that He would do such a thing, then I pray for you.

            “But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.” Galations 1: 8-9

Written by Math Ew!

http://www.greatpreachers.org/narnia.html

http://www.crossroad.to/articles2/006/narnia-trouble.htm

           

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Hmmmm... This is interesting, but I still believe it was inspired by God. Yes, magic is used, but you have to keep in mind that this is a story, and the author can do anything he/she wants in it. C. S. Lewis was Christian, and ya I know that doesn't mean that every book of his HAS TO BE inspired by God. Magic is evil here in the real world, but not there. As far as the raising the dead thing, Aslan sent Susan to do it by his power. Peter and Paul raised the dead by Jesus' name, as did Jesus himself. Those are my reasons for believing it was inspired by God/ the Bible.
Magic is evil period. It doesn't matter if it's here or their. Narnia symbolizes the spiritual world and magic is especially evil in the spiritual world. As soon as C.S. Lewis classified his books as an allegory that takes away his roght to put ANYTHING HE WANTS in it. It's dangerous and risky to write allegories.

Math ew! SERIOUSLY? Not all magic is bad! There's the witchcraft magic that is used in Harry Potter, then there's the good, clean magic used in Narnia and Lord of the Rings! 

And who's defenition are you getting that from. Show me where GOD says that

I agree with Pink Flame. The verse that talks about summoning the dead does not refer to raising from the dead. I mean, seriously, Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead. Summoning the dead means summoning the spirit of a dead person, not raising them.

Also, you have to remember, C. S. Lewis is a Christian. As to the things about spells and reciting them, this is a different world that has magic. And there are people that use bad magic (the White Witch) and people who use good magic. To show the fact about the different worlds, take into account The Magician's Nephew. In that story, the Witch uses a spell to turn doors to dust. Then, when she is in our world, she tries to do the same to a person. It doesn't work. Her evil powers would not work here.

There is also a VERY fine line between Harry Potter and Narnia, so fine that I haven't even read Harry Potter. Harry Potter is full of evil witchcraft that is tried to be used for good. Narnia is totally different, especially with the fact that Aslan is represented as Jesus.

In the first book/movie, Aslan sacrafices himself to in the place of Edmund, which is what Christ did for us. Then, he comes back to life, like Jesus did.

Again refer to my reply to pink flame. Just because the magic is used for good does not mean it is ok to do it. There are no "ands" "ifs" or "buts" in the bible. If there were he would have written them down. Yes Alsan died for edmund and came back to life like Jesus, but that's the frosting on the cake. You can find that in any religion. Placing a hero in a story and having sacrifice something does not make him to be like Jesus.

A lot of people say that Harry Potter represents Jesus in the Harry Potter series. And if you're going to say that Aslan is a representation of Jesus then you might as well call Harry Potter one as well. Cause when you really look at it there's no difference between the two. Character or story wise. Can you really pick out a defining point in Narnia where C.S. Lewis specifically tags Chirstians? Everything that is the "frosting" of the gospel story in Narnia that people call "the allegory" is also in every other religion out there. Look it up.

I'm done with this junk dude....NARNIA IS COMPLETELY GOD INSPIRED! Harry Potter calls on witches and evil spirits, but do you see Aslan do that? NO! Are you simply jealous that you aren't involned in Narnia?

I think you're both missing something the point.
There's no "good" magic. Witchcraft is outlawed by God. If God is a just and perfect being, how can something he's outlawed be "good?"

How does the fact that C.S. Lewis was a Christian provide "evidence" that the Chronicles of Narnia are inspired by God? All of make the same mistakes even though we are considered Christians. God has used bother believers and non-believers in the past to further his will.

My personal opinion on the matter is that the Chronicles of Narnia is an entertaining story. A couple parts could be used as a Christian allegory, but I do not think they were intended to be that way. I recall a conversation I had a while ago where I heard that C. S. Lewis actually said that it's wasn't supposed to be taken as an allegory, but I have not verified the information.
Exactly

STUPID MIND SET! We all might as well not drink Cranberry juice because God says DO NOT GET DRUNK! If Narnia was involved in Witchcraft, would C.S. Lewis (mind you a VERY CHRISTIAN CHRISTIAN AUTHOR) write it? 

I would look into that and I think you'll find some very disturbing things that he says and does that would say differently.

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