Narnia: C. S. Lewis


Below is the study I wrote in 2006 for small group and edited in 2017 for discipleship with our children.
"Bible Study: Based on The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe And A Family Guide to Narnia: Biblical Truths in C. S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia"

Goals:
Review and Study Chapter by Chapter Biblical Parallels and Insights
Discuss Biblical Scope and Background with Relevance and Applications to Everyday Life

References:

Socialism: Promise of Utopia always ends in misery, violence and starvation



"Over and over, socialist demagogues have promised utopia, only to produce starvation on an extraordinary scale. In socialist Venezuela, its citizens have been reduced to eating cats, dogs and even pigeons!" Ron Paul

"In a new sign that Venezuela’s financial crisis is morphing dangerously into a humanitarian one, a new nationwide survey shows that in the past year nearly 75 percent of the population lost an average of 19 pounds for lack of food...

Venezuelans suffer shortages of the most basic goods, from food to medicine, amid triple-digit inflation and a nearly 80 percent currency collapse in the last year." (2)

Responsibility: Faithful in the small things



Ex parvis saepe magnarum momenta pendent.
"Often it is on small things that events of great consequence depend." (Livy)

00 American Providence – A story of George Washington

American Providence – A story of George Washington

I would like to share a story of George Washington, as told by David Barton of WallBuilders ministry, “that once appeared in virtually every student text in America, but hasn’t been seen in the last forty years.”

This story deals with George Washington when he was involved in the French and Indian War as a young man only twenty-three years of age.

Self-Discipline, Self-Control



"If you don't have self-discipline, then someone else will discipline you."
Gary North, Ron Paul Curriculum

"A man without self-control
is like a city broken into and left without walls."
Proverbs 25:28

"A fool gives full vent to his spirit,
but a wise man quietly holds it back."
Proverbs 29:11

"22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law."
Galatians 5:22-23

Education: Accreditation?



Accreditation: Should We Seek It from the State?

The question of accreditation has come up, especially in Christian circles, for about seventy years.

One of the most important marks of the complete surrender of Christians and libertarians to the state is the desire for academic accreditation.

Ask these questions:

1. Accredited by whom?
2. By whose authority?
3. By what standard?
4. Enforced by what sanctions?
5. Gaining what advantage?

February - Saint Valentine



Saint Valentine, or Valentinus, has an important story to share with us today!

Saint Valentine was executed for refusing to deny his faith after being arrested for secretly marrying Roman soldiers to their brides, defying an order from Emperor Claudius II that soldiers were not to marry.
(The Story of St. Valentine: More than Cards and Candied Hearts)

Property Rights: Economic Liberty



How to solve the problem of Rich vs. Poor

The Principles of Free Market Economics “Restoring Economic Liberty” online.hillsdale.edu/page.aspx?pid=3029

The Principles of Free Market Economics
“Restoring Economic Liberty”

In the final lecture of "Economics 101," Hillsdale College President Larry P. Arnn explains how the economic policies of America's Founders provide a guide to restoring economic liberty in America today.

Science: Mythical Ape-Man or Neanderthal man



Who has seen neanderthal man? No one. It's not science. It's not observable. It's a myth.

But what about Piltdown man?

The most famous example of an apeman proven to be a combination of ape and human bones is Piltdown man. In 1912, Charles Dawson, a medical doctor and an amateur paleontologist, discovered a mandible (lower jawbone) and part of a skull in a gravel pit near Piltdown, England. The jawbone was apelike, but had teeth that showed wear similar to the human pattern. The skull, on the other hand, was very humanlike. These two specimens were combined to form what was called “Dawn man,” which was calculated to be 500,000 years old.

The whole thing turned out to be an elaborate hoax.

Call to God - Jeremiah 33:3



Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.
Jeremiah 33:3

Lord,
You have asked us to call to You, with the promise that You will answer when we do. We humbly seek Your guidance for [the State of Illinois]. Give us wisdom so that we will be a people guided by Your Spirit and filled with Your presence. Help us, O Lord, to honor You in word and deed, that we as a people will have Your blessing and favor. (1)

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