One sympathetic Lewis scholar concluded that: "Lewis does not confine his religious views to the Bible but recognizes God’s revelation in literary masterpieces, in other religions, in ancient world myths, and through human reason and intuition. Christianity is true...not just because the Bible says so but because God chooses to reveal himself through many different ways, yet supremely through Christ," (Is C S Lewis in heaven? by John W Robbins).
2. C S Lewis did not believe in a literal six-day creation. "The earliest stratum of the Old Testament contains many truths in a form which I take to be legendary, or even mythical . . . things like Noah’s Ark or the sun standing still upon Ajalon." Taken from "C. S. Lewis’s Theology: Somewhere between Ransom and Reepicheep" by James Townsend. Elsewhere he wrote "The first chapters of Genesis, no doubt, give the story in the form of a folktale . . "
3. C S Lewis was a theistic evolutionist. He had no difficulty in believing in theistic evolution. Lewis called man: "the highest of the animals." He also acknowledged: "If by saying that man rose from brutality you mean simply that man is physically descended from animals, I have no objection." Elsewhere he said: "What difficulties I have about evolution are not religious . . . .".
4. C S Lewis' view of Christ’s divinity was flawed. He believed that Christ was ignorant of many things and made mistakes. In speaking about Philippians 2:7 he stated: "I certainly think that Christ, in the flesh, was not omniscient — if only because a human brain could not, presumably be the vehicle of omniscient consciousness . . ." In another comment, upon John 3:13, Lewis claimed "Christ’s divine nature never left [heaven] and never returned to it." (C. S. Lewis’s Theology . . . )
5. C S Lewis did not believe in the substitutionary death of Christ. In "The Allegory of Love," Lewis referred to a poem whose "theology turns on a crudely substitutional view of the Atonement.” In "Mere Christianity", Lewis indicated that he did not accept the substitutionary view of atonement. (C. S. Lewis’s Theology . . . )
6. C S Lewis did not believe in justification by faith alone. It has been stated about C S Lewis: "If the mark of a reborn evangelical is a devotion to the Epistles of Paul and, in particular, to the doctrine of Justification by Faith, then there can have been few Christian converts less evangelical than Lewis." A Methodist minister who reviewed "Mere Christianity" claimed that the book "does not really mention . . . the central Christian doctrine of Justification by Faith."
8. C S Lewis regularly confessed his sins to a priest. Some years after 'conversion' he made auricular confession to an Anglican priest. He wrote, on 24th October 1940, that "the decision was the hardest I have ever made…." From that time on he made regular confession to a priest. (C. S. Lewis’s Theol- ogy . . . )
9. C S Lewis believed in praying for the dead. He "emphatically believed in praying for the dead." He prayed for his wife after she died. He thought that John Henry Newman had the right idea, that saved souls before God’s throne would ask to be thoroughly cleansed. Consequently, this necessitated a purgatory, though not as in a medieval doctrine of torture. In this way there would exist "Purgatory (for souls already saved) or . . . Limbo (for souls already lost)." Lewis likened purgatory to sitting in a dentist’s chair, saying: "I’d rather be cleaned first." (C. S. Lewis’s Theology . . . )