The safest road to Hell is the gradual one

Posted: November 5, 2012 by doulos tou Theou in Christianity, Discipleship, Sanctification

 “You will say that these are very small sins; and doubtless, like all young tempters, you are anxious to be able to report spectacular wickedness.  But do remember, the only thing that matters is the extent to which you separate the man from the Enemy.  It does not matter how small the sins are, provided that their cumulative effect is to edge the man away from the Light and out into the Nothing.  Murder is no better than cards if cards can do the trick.  Indeed, the safest road to Hell is the gradual one – the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.  Your affectionate uncle, Screwtape.”

C. S. Lewis:(The Screwtape Letters, 56)

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  1. Preston David Mathews says:

    That’s the United States, the New Babylon. It is a common thread thru our nations fabric that Americans and our society is above and beyond what the rest of the world has been or is and with this blind pathos then a melting pot of nationalities of which we are proud to be it is unfathomable by the great majority of discerning people that we as a people are in a lobster pot. It isn’t that sin becoming more prevelant and manifest, though it cetainly is, it is because even the most well learned and distinguished men and women of the church aren’t making it known how great will be the cost of sin and how subversive it is in these last days; especially if it is the land of where there church is and their flock is from.

    As Paul had mentioned about himself, “there is a war amongst our members”. We wish to remain and enjoy what is presently around us, yet we also would rather be with Christ. There can only be one choice and Christ says with alarm to us, as well as it being a command, ‘Come Out’ , seperate yourselves from the world; this country is not a Christians home.

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