Secular Study for Christians
Discussion Board Forum 1
The presentations presented in this week’s module have a lot of truth as to why secular literature is used in modern day Christianity. I do agree that electronic media is not a tool that is valuable in learning literature. Lesson 2 clearly talks about how the thinking is done for you and may not even have the plot or main points in order and only access the emotional side of your thinking. As human beings, we are constantly growing and stretching ourselves as each individual person. Life is constantly moving ...view middle of the document...
This can inhibit the way a Christian grows and put Satan ideas in a person’s head.
There is one book in particular I want to comment about. It is a book by C. S. Lewis, The Lion, Witch, and Wardrobe. This novel has been around for a long time. I read this growing up and loved what it represents. A group of children enter into another realm becoming the kings and queens of this realm and fight evil with a lion who sacrifices himself against evil and betrayal of one of these kings. He is resurrected due to the fact that he was sacrificed for crimes the lion did not commit. In the end, evil loses and good prevails (Lewis, 1956). This book reminds me of the good and evil in this world and how you can learn about faith and hope in this fiction book.
Daniel 1:17 NIV says, “To these four young men God gave knowledge and understanding of all kinds of literature and learning.” This verse in Daniel clearly shows that all literatures were meant to be read and understood. I believe that secular literature has a place within Christians if the right tools are being used within that realm of thought.
Presentations provided within Module 1. Lessons 1-3
The Holy Bible, New International Version. Copyright 2002.published by Zondervan. Grand
C.S. Lewis. 1956. The Chronicles of Narnia. HarperCollins Publishers. New York, NY 10019