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December 12, 2010

The God Who Wasn’t

Filed under: Uncategorized — lawsonjolly @ 5:00 am

 I am not comfortable with the title of this blog.  But it is the title of a movie!

It is appalling!  It will make any God-believing person have emotions that are uncomfortable.  Responses by Christians very.  “I cannot believe someone would make such a movie!”  “This is unbelievable that someone would do this!”  “Where are these people coming from?”  “How ignorant can they be?”  And on and on we might make such comments.  But we as believers need to be careful in our reactions less we express ourselves in an unchristian manner.

The movie was produced in 2005, but is being highly promoted on DVD.  It is claimed that this movie has astounded audiences in theaters around the world.  I have not seen it, and I have no intentions of viewing it or purchasing the DVD that is now available.  The producers call this a taboo-shattering documentary. How can one make a documentary on God?  This is simply the views of certain people.  Newsweek says “Irreverently lays out the case that Jesus Christ never existed.”

I can say at this point how wrong they are.  Jesus Christ does exist, and I know Him personally!  It is similar to the “God is Dead” movement in the sixties.  (Check my blogs: Is God Dead? Was God? For all those who shout that God is dead, I will always respond with Billy Graham’s response to those who claim God does not exist.  He said, “That can’t be true, I just talked with Him this morning!”

The producers of the film say that those who view the film will discover that the early founders of Christianity seem wholly unaware of the idea of a human Jesus; that the Jesus of the Gospels bears a striking resemblance to other ancient heroes and the figureheads of pagan savior cults.  (Where are they coming from to assume such?)

The produces even mock conservative Christians when the film indicates that 44% of Americans believe that Jesus will return to earth in their lifetime.  (I don’t know the time — if in my lifetime or not — but count me in as one who knows He will return!)

The film is directed by Brian Flemming who claims to be a former Christian!  (Mr. Fleming, you are either a Christian or not.  There is no such thing as a former Christian — that is, a child of God.  You may have claimed to be a Christian because of conduct or church affiliation or mental assent to some truths, but if you truly know Christ as a personal Savior, you can not claim “former” Christian!)

Whenever such movies come along, I sense they are produced as a money maker or because someone has an anger toward religion and they desire to appease their conscience. (“A fool gives vent to his anger.” (Proverbs 29:11) Some people strive to prove there is no God.  They really hope there is not a God because they do not want to face Him one day!

Well, I have given my commentary on this.  Don’t be duped into purchasing the DVD.  Don’t dare aid them in their quest.  Simply pray for them . . . and a lack of response in sales!

“The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.'” ((Psalm 14:1) 

And God has a word for those who would question the validity and existence of God.  “Since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them.  For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities — his eternal power and divine nature — have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.  For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened,  although they claimed to be wise they became fools . . . .”  (Romans 1:19-22)



1 Comment »

  1. Lawson,

    I was totally unaware of this film. Thank you for bringing it to my attention.

    Comment by Ken Westbrook — December 12, 2010 @ 6:50 am | Reply

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