Mere Christianity - Book IV: Chapter 4 Good Infection Summary & Analysis

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Book IV: Chapter 4 Good Infection Summary and Analysis

The three persons who make up God have no beginning or end. All three exist in eternity in a kind of parallel relationship, except for what Lewis describes as a primary relationship between the Father and the Son. He calls this love, as love requires at least two persons. The outcome of the primary relationship is the Holy Ghost, although without time, a cause does not lead to an effect, nor can an effect precede a cause.

Being touched by God has an effect like catching a good infection. The spark of God grows in Christians until it takes over the Christian. The Christian becomes a little Christ. Lewis states that to be any other way than Christian is to whither and die, whereas becoming a little Christ ensures eternal life.

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