The Bible Is the First and Last Word (But Not the Only Words!)

When Christianity tells you to feed the hungry it does not give you lessons in cookery. When it tells you to read the Scriptures it does not give you lessons in Hebrew and Greek, or even in English grammar. It was never intended to replace or supersede the ordinary human arts and sciences: it is rather a director which will set them all to the right jobs, and a source of energy which will five them all new life, if only they will put themselves at its disposal…

The application of Christian principles, say, to trade unionism or education, must come from Christian trade unionists and Christian schoolmasters: just as Christian literature comes from Christian novelists and dramatists- not from the bench of bishops getting together and trying to write plays and novels in their spare time. 

-C.S. Lewis, A Mind Awake, p. 166 

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