I hear a lot of praise for C.S. Lewis’ book Mere Christianity. And I think it is well deserved. But many of those who praise it might well find the following passage (from Book II, Chapter 5) highly disagreeable, and perhaps a deal-breaker. My question is, what do you think?
Is it not frightfully unfair that this new life should be confined to people who have heard of Christ and been able to believe in Him? But the truth is God has not told us what His arrangements about the other people are. We do know that no man can be saved except through Christ; we do not know that only those who know Him can be saved through Him, But in the meantime, if you are worried about the people outside, the most unreasonable thing you can do is to remain outside yourself.