The Bible in The Magician’s Nephew: As Long as a Son of Adam or Daughter of Eve Rule in Narnia
Welcome to the second installment of The Bible in The Magician’s Nephew, the first of may “chats” on God in the Narnian Chronicles. If you missed Part I, you can read it here. Enjoy!
I touched on the topic of the sons of Adam and daughters of Eve ruling in Narnia briefly in the last post, but today, we’ll continue that discussion and then some. But let’s address the obvious first. Only humans can rule Narnia. Period.
This puts me in mind of one of the earliest Scriptures in the Bible.
Like God, Aslan (the Christ-type of the Series) created the earth, its vegetation, and the animals to inhabit it. He did not create human beings (he simply allowed them to be imported, ready-made, from our world), yet the mandate he gave them was the same: to have dominion.
And not only did Aslan command them to have dominion, but to be responsible with that dominion, again, like human beings in our world were commanded to be. Be good stewards. Fight for right. Do what is right. Refrain from evil. But unfortunately, almost like our world, an evil crept into Narnia at its inception.
Jadis a.k.a. The White Witch is the type and shadow of Satan in The Magician's Nephew as well as The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. And like Satan, she craves power that is not legally her own. In our world, through sin, Satan became the custodian or “god of this world” by default. Now the Chronicles never actually tell us what happened to descendants of King Frank and Queen Helen. We see that Archenland is still ruled by their lineage and in good hands in The Horse and His Boy, but somewhere, somehow, the line was broken in Narnia, only to be remade when the Pevensie children stumbled in through the Wardrobe in “Spare Um.”
So with this absence of Adamic authority, Jadis was able to creep into Narnia from out of the North and eventually, set herself up as the Queen of Narnia, pretender though she was. But we learn that her lineage in Charn, her former world, was not human, but “giantish.”
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe also adds this:
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Now cast this against a different passage in Genesis:
In short, Jadis, or those like Jadis, are represented in Genesis 6. Human-demon hybrids, masquerading about as true humans, but they are fallen and incapable of redemption. In Narnia, the Witch’s goal was to usurp authority through her deception.
In our world, the same deception sought to corrupt the bloodline of Adam and prevent the redemption of humanity. If Satan had succeeded with corrupting (almost) all human flesh (which he temporarily did), and had God not sent the flood to wipe out this corrupted flesh, Jesus never would have been able to come to the earth, born of a virgin because no human virgin, pure in the sight of God as Mary was, would have existed. Thankfully, God preserved a pure human line through Noah and his three sons, yet we see the influx of Giants again in Bashan and Jericho during Moses and Joshua’s time as well as amongst the Philistines during Saul and David’s time. And I’ve got a newsflash for you, the Bible says,
The corruption of Noah’s day is here again. Two verses later it relates to the days of Lot. And what do we find, men going after strange flesh. Humans having (or desiring to have) sexual relations with fallen angels. Now fast forward to today.
Famous singer, Kesha, has admitted to having sexual experiences with [demons]. There are many others who have had willful or even forced relations with incubus (male-like) or succubus (female-like) spirits who attack human beings sexually. And now, you even have verified human beings, not seeking any attention, admitting to having sexual interactions with as well as being placed in scientific procedures regarding their reproductive organs with what they believe to be aliens.
NEWSFLASH: These are the days of Noah and these are the days of Lot! Humans having sexual contact with demons/fallen angels is becoming more and more frequent, it’s a sign of the end times! There are even those like L.A. Marzulli (whom I agree with!) who believe that what people perceive as UFOs and aliens are actually fallen angels and demons, modern-day Nephilim seeking new methods to old desires. The Vatican is even having talks about extending salvation to extraterrestrial beings and worse, discussing that they might be able to teach US something about salvation! But shockingly, that’s not all.
Scientists are conducting procedures to clone, as we well know. But what is not widely known is that these scientists are seeking to cross human DNA with animal, etc. DNA. Much of this is under the guise of military interests. I’m just throwing out some ideas, but what if our soldiers could grow back limbs like serpents after having them severed in battle? What if soldiers could be made to see in the dark as they see in the day like nocturnal animals? What if their skin was made resilient to withstand bullets. Tell me all teh godless markets of the world wouldn’t want that for their “boys” at war! But it goes further.
What if man wants to be a woman or vice versa. Sex changes are happening everyday now and they’ve even come up with a drug to be administered to children! What if a man wants to give birth to children? It happened in Germany in 2013! What if two men or two women want to have a child with only their gender’s DNA? They’re making plans for this as we speak! And what’s more, in America, there are even those so satisfied with this maniacal progress that they’re already putting their heads together to see how they can re-word the Constitution to include rights and protection for these human hybrids. It’s evolution that Darwin never even dreamed of! It sounds all very “X-Men,” but should the Lord tarry, this is what we’ll be getting. (Don’t believe me? Just Google some of this stuff and tell me what you find.)
So what happens when these hybrids start reproducing with humans? What happens when idiots start fighting for the “civil rights” of hybrids to marry humans? This is not so distant or unrealistic as one would like to think. The path is a destructive one which would, again, produce a corrupted line of hybrids incapable of receiving redemption. Fallen angels have no redemption, neither did or would their offspring. They are not made in the image of God, but counterfeits made in the image of Satan. This is their end:
I do not think C.S. Lewis foresaw any of the evils alive and well and brewing in our day, but he did know the Bible which is why so many deep and multi-layered biblical themes--whether he intended them or not--show up in his works. I know I started preaching and I didn’t mean to, lol, but I just love how the Word of God shines through these Narnian tales!