Satanic Shenanigans

The extremely influential God-hater C.S. Lewis stated in The Great Divorce:

“There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, ‘Thy will be done’ and those to whom God says, in the end, ‘Thy will be done.’ All that are in hell choose it.” (Lewis)

In the matter of salvation and damnation C.S. Lewis believed that God is NOT sovereign; Man IS sovereign. Lewis’ blasphemous and risible view has God bowing in reverence to the dignity and honor of the sovereign choice of man. In sober contrast to the Satanic shenanigans of C.S. Lewis, here is the Scriptural teaching on the matter:

“And Sihon the king of Heshbon was not willing to let us pass by him, for Jehovah your God had hardened his spirit, and had emboldened his heart, so as to give him into your hand, as it is this day” (Deuteronomy 2:30).

“And Joshua made war many days with all those kings. There was not a city that made peace with the sons of Israel except the Hivites, ones living in Gibeon. They took all in battle. For it was of Jehovah to harden their hearts, so that they should come against Israel in battle, so that they might be destroyed, so that they might have no favor, but that He might destroy them, as Jehovah commanded Moses” (Joshua 11:18-20).

“For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, For this very thing I raised you up, so that I might display My power in you, and so that My name might be publicized in all the earth. So, then, to whom He desires, He shows mercy. And to whom He desires, He hardens” (Romans 9:17-18).