07 December 2006

Dorsett Interview: Lewis

Speaking of Dr. Dorsett, here's an interview he did on C. S. Lewis. Dorsett described his own conversion this way:

"I was afraid of becoming a Christian because I was afraid I'd change. And I thought I'd never have fun again. But just the opposite was true, I got drawn in, I finally got free to have a really good time."

Dorsett later describes a fascinating story representing Lewis dealt with his increasing wealth:

"There was one woman that wrote to Lewis and said, 'I can't take this money you are going to give me. I just, I just can't do that.' And he said, 'Don't be silly. You need it, I have it, take it, and thank God for it.' Her response was, 'Well, I will and thank you. No wonder God has blessed you with so much money.' Lewis' answer was, 'Be careful what you say there. Nowhere in my New Testament do I see that money is a blessing. Jesus tells us something quite different. He says it's almost impossible for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. He talks about the deceit of riches.' And he said, 'I need to give this money away, or it will destroy me.'"


ErinOrtlund said...

That's a quote for the prosperity gospel folks!

Dane Ortlund said...

Indeed - and for me!

Ortlund Family said...

Do you know where that Lewis conversation is recorded? Thanks.