Monday, August 17, 2009

Biblical Worlview of Narnia


I posted and asked what y'all wanted to hear and mostly everybody said movies. So I am going to share the biblical worldview of The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. I'm going to answer these questions:

~In Narnia Aslan represents God .... what is he like?

~In Narnia the queen represents the source of evil... what is she like?

~In Narnia how does Aslan deal with evil?

I can already tell you that Narnia has a biblical worldview. How? Well, I've already answered that Aslan represents God, and Jadis is the evil source, in other words she represents Satan. What about man? What is the nature of man in The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe? Think back to Edmund... he was willing to have his siblings as his servants for more Turkish delight. He was mean, selfish, disobedient, rebellious, easily angered, and untruthful. Ephesians 2:3 says: among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body, and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. The first part 'passions of our flesh', Edmund was tempted by Turkish delight, being king, and having his siblings as his servants. 'Carrying out the desires of the body, and the mind', he was going to try and bring his siblings to Jadis. Once he got to her house he asked for more Turkish delight. 'And were by nature children of wrath', he was easily angered with his siblings. 'Like the rest of mankind', all of us are like Edmund at times! I'm using Edmund as an example but Peter, Susan, and even sweet Lucy were like him at times. Peter got angry at Edmund many times. Susan got angry at Peter for not leaving Narnia, and Lucy got angry at all her siblings for not believing her. We as human beings, have a sin nature. Romans 3:10 says: None is righteous, no not one.

Okay, back to the three questions. What is Aslan like? He is powerful, majestic, kind, willing to serve others... even if it meant with his life, brave, unselfish, loving, truthful, not easily angered, and many more things. He is truly and picture of Jesus.

What is Jadis like? She is mean, selfish, untruthful, easily angered, a coward, deceitful, and many more things. She truly is a picture of Satan.

How does Aslan deal with evil? Jesus gave his life for you and me, Aslan gave his life for all of Narnia. Aslan defeated evil, just like Jesus defeated Satan. Jesus died for us but rose again therefore defeating Satan. Aslan died for all of Narnia and rose again therefore defeating Jadis. Aslan didn't fear Jadis, but Jadis feared Aslan. Just like Satan feared what Jesus would/could do, but Jesus didn't fear Satan.

So, Narnia The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe does have a biblical worldview!

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