Its amazing how people can be inspired and what they can be inspired to do. This statement made by C.S. Lewis is one of my favorites so I want to share it with all of you.

“No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good. A silly idea is current that good people do not know what temptation means. This is an obvious lie. Only those who try to resist temptation know how strong it is. After all, you find out the strength of the German army by fighting against it, not by giving in. You find out the strength of a wind by trying to walk against it, not by lying down. A man who gives in to temptation after five minutes simply does not know what it would have been like an hour later. That is why bad people, in one sense, know very little about badness. They have lived a sheltered life by always giving in. We never find out the strength of the evil impulse inside us until we try to fight it: and Christ, because he was the only man who never yielded to temptation, is also the only man who knows to the full what temptation means–the only complete realist.”

C.S. Lewis

Powers of temptation.

Many people in the world believe there is no right, there is no wrong, its all dependent on the situation. Many churches even believe that there is no Satan, that the references in the Bible to him are merely figurative but this is a lie.

Satan tempts us everyday, in a sense he’s one of our teachers. Everyday we learn from what we are tempted by and we must never give in because when we give in our learning stops. That is why Christ was able to perform the Atonement, he had never stopped learning so he knew everything there was to know about temptation and that is why he was able to overcome Satan, overcome the bonds of death. Because he was the ultimate best.

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