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The Son Of God Movie – Another Jesus, Another Gospel?

I saw the movie, and although it contained parts that pleasantly surprised me, other things that were both included and omitted disturbed me. I think it helps to know what is the worldview of the producers, because it can give some idea as to the movie’s purpose.  I think it was to portray Jesus as very loving, compassionate, and even winsome while still displaying righteous anger.   I hope those who watch it are moved to explore the Bible for themselves and learn the whole truth about Jesus and the Gospel.

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Mark-Burnett-Roma-Downey Are you excited about what many call the “Epic Christian Movie” Son of God?

A lot of professing Christians are flocking to the theaters to watch this movie, produced by Mark Burnett and his wife Roma Downey.  Social Media, Magazines and the Web are filled with either articles or reviews about the film. Many Christian leaders hail this movie and many churches have jumped onto the bandwagon. If you are planning on watching this movie, or already have, I would urge you to view the movie with great discernment.

I’m not writing this to judge or condemn anybody who watches this movie. I just have some concerns about the movie and the producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey. I have done some research after reading several articles about this couple, who claim to be Christians, but are in reality, full fletched “New Agers”

Roma Downey, a devout Roman Catholic, along…

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God and Mr. Miyagi

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Sometimes I just have to think about God like Mr. Miyagi,” my daughter softly stated after finding out part of her next day’s flight had been canceled.  (For those who don’t know, Mr. Miyagi is a fictional character in the first Karate Kid movie series.) Once again she was facing a snag in her travel plans, but I was very curious about her statement.  What did she mean?  Did she mean she has to think about God in the same way Mr. Miyagi thinks about God?  No, she meant Mr. Miyagi didn’t always explain his methods in teaching his protégés what they needed and ultimately wanted to learn and the goals they wanted to reach, but as unorthodox as those methods were at times, his wisdom far exceeded what appeared to be the immediate need.  He helped each one become more than they ever thought possible.

Knowing my daughter always faces some sort of snag during major travel, we had both prayed beforehand, so it was a bit confusing when her flight was canceled, especially since she has hypoadrenia and needs to avoid stress as much as possible.  And after all, she would be traveling to attend a Christian conference and celebrate the New Year with godly, supportive friends.  As we tried to find alternate flights, we wondered, “What was God’s purpose in the canceled flight?”  While we may not know the answer, we both trust Him to bring about the best possible outcome, by the best possible means, and not just for her, but for the most possible people as well.  So far, not only was she able to get an alternate flight, but she was upgraded to first class!  Not only that, but since her departure city had to change from 45 minutes away to 2 hours away, and since I’d been battling a fever for the past three days until this morning, she was surprised to find that her father was willing to get up in the middle of the night and make the drive.  She also ran into a friend and flew on the same flight, although not seated together.  I can’t wait to hear the details upon her return and what she has learned from this experience.

Mr. Miyagi said to Daniel-san, “We make sacred pact. I promise teach karate to you, you promise learn. I say.  You do.  No questions.”  Like Mr. Miyagi, God has made promises, too.  Just as Mr. Miyagi not only taught his students karate techniques, but also helped transform them and build their character, one of the promises God has made to those who are His is to conform us to the image of His Son (Romans 8:29).  Sometimes we don’t understand His methods, but His wisdom and knowledge surpass ours.  Unlike Mr. Miyagi, God gives us the freedom to ask genuine questions.  We may not always see the answers, but “Sometimes all we have to hold on to is what we know is true of who [God is]…”  –Kutless

Wax on, wax off…


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