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C.S. Lewis: is pain really God’s megaphone to us?

Let’s attempt two risky things in one article: first, we’re going to delve into the detail of the book of Revelation and, second, we’re going to disagree with C.S. Lewis.

David Shaw

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Lewis famously said: ‘God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.’ There is some truth in that, of course. Suffering screams at us and it might be a big part of how you came to faith.