Regarding the debate about faith and works: Its like asking which blade in a pair of scissors is most important.
Oh yeah, I’d take C.S. Lewis over God’s Word any day. Ever notice how Lewis appeals to everyone, and offends no one?
There’s a big difference between the works that The Lord Jesus has planned for each of His children after He has made them alive in Christ, and doing the works we do on our own thinking they will earn salvation.
It’s really not that hard to grasp.
WestwardHo -— Catholics would not at all disagree with you that by his Cross and resurrection He made salvation possible and opened the gates of heaven. But don’t forget He also said ‘Whatsoever you DO to the least of my brothers, that you do unto me.’ So yes. He DOES expect us to do something for our fellow man. Can we agree that it is by God’s GRACE that we are saved? i.e. He doesn’t ‘have to’ save any of us. But He still has expectations of us that if we really know Him, we will do our best to do His will. And His will, apparently, involves ‘DOING’ unto others! We must try and assist God in His work when we can. Try re-reading the apostle James. What is faith without good works?