The Screwtape Letters - Letter 28 Summary & Analysis

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Letter 28 Summary

Screwtape once again wants Wormwood to stop being so thrilled about the war and start thinking about what it really means. If their man died now, he would die in a state of grace and go to Heaven. That is not what they want!

In fact, the young man is working hard at defense work, he is in love with a worthy girl, he is working harder and interacting more with his neighbors than ever before, and he is turning more and more to God in the midst of all this. In short, he would be lost to Hell should he die now. Far better to let him live a long life, age, and grow cold in his devotions, warm in his disappointments, and tired of fighting the same old temptations over and over again. Far better to let time wear a soul...

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