Post Reply Movie "The God Who Wasn't There" How do you feel about that?
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I was really shocked and surprised when I saw an ad of the movie "The God Who Wasn't There" . I was really disappointed. This movie tells me that we must really tell people about God. We were made to worship God, and to go out into all nations telling people and baptizing them. I think that this movie was directed by a former Christian who started to doubt God and Jesus. I believe that it's important that we as Christians, must take care of our fellow Christians. To be there when they're going down from their faith. So, what do you think about this movie? I don't plan to watch it.
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I'm not sure. It would be wise to see this movie so that if we are ever called to defend ourselves because of the movie, we would have something to talk about. But, I recommend you do what you feel is right. Maybe see it with a pastor, or discuss it with a pastor after you saw it. Something like that.
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Oh, boy. I just watched that trailer yesterday. I think movies like this and Saved, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saved_(film), truly prove something I learned a few weeks ago. As Christians, it literally is us against the world. As Jesus said in John 15:18-19 (NIV), "If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated Me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you." And, as has been made abundantly obvious from films such as these, the persecution of Christians in numerous countries, the misuse and redefinition of separation of church and state, and countless other things, the world really does despise us.

Which leaves us with a two-fold response to this:
1. As much as some of us may want to tear them apart for looking down on us and never returning our kindness, we still have to love them with the love that Jesus gave to us when we were lost (Romans 12:14-21, Romans 11:28-32).

2. We have to teach them what is truly right, but we must do it in love, not shouting and condemnation (Ephesians 4:25 and 29).

As for watching the movie itself, I think it's safe to say that we shouldn't flood out in droves to watch a movie that trashes everything we believe in, but, if we want someone to believe the truth of Jesus Christ, we have to first gain an understanding of what they believe in so that we do not speak out of turn or out of ignorance, both of which will greatly hurt our chances of reaching lost souls.
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darklion wrote:

Oh, boy. I just watched that trailer yesterday. I think movies like this and Saved, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saved_(film), truly prove something I learned a few weeks ago. As Christians, it literally is us against the world. As Jesus said in John 15:18-19 (NIV), "If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated Me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you." And, as has been made abundantly obvious from films such as these, the persecution of Christians in numerous countries, the misuse and redefinition of separation of church and state, and countless other things, the world really does despise us.

Which leaves us with a two-fold response to this:
1. As much as some of us may want to tear them apart for looking down on us and never returning our kindness, we still have to love them with the love that Jesus gave to us when we were lost (Romans 12:14-21, Romans 11:28-32).

2. We have to teach them what is truly right, but we must do it in love, not shouting and condemnation (Ephesians 4:25 and 29).

As for watching the movie itself, I think it's safe to say that we shouldn't flood out in droves to watch a movie that trashes everything we believe in, but, if we want someone to believe the truth of Jesus Christ, we have to first gain an understanding of what they believe in so that we do not speak out of turn or out of ignorance, both of which will greatly hurt our chances of reaching lost souls.


Very well said Darklion but, I wont be watching it, because I tend to get very upset with these types of movies. So for me it is not adives to see it. But, for those who can keep there feeling better in check do it. Thou after saying that it means supporting these type of moves with our money.
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I don't want to watch this movie. It attacks a lot of what we believe in and could waver our faith in our Father (Daddy). I'm very sensitive about God now and I don't want to hurt myself while watching. And my friend is kinda like a doubter or some other thing so I'm worried too. T.T I hope the director get's knocked out of his state and realize what he's doing.
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angelmew wrote:

I don't want to watch this movie. It attacks a lot of what we believe in and could waver our faith in our Father (Daddy). I'm very sensitive about God now and I don't want to hurt myself while watching. And my friend is kinda like a doubter or some other thing so I'm worried too. T.T I hope the director get's knocked out of his state and realize what he's doing.


Nice Daen! I don't really plan on watching it, though some people would say just to learn and to see other people's reactions and what they say about the movie and what you can learn that is right than wrong. I also agree though not to watch it because you'll just support them with money to make more movies. But that is my opinion
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darklion wrote:

Oh, boy. I just watched that trailer yesterday. I think movies like this and Saved, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saved_(film), truly prove something I learned a few weeks ago. As Christians, it literally is us against the world. As Jesus said in John 15:18-19 (NIV), "If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated Me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you." And, as has been made abundantly obvious from films such as these, the persecution of Christians in numerous countries, the misuse and redefinition of separation of church and state, and countless other things, the world really does despise us.

Which leaves us with a two-fold response to this:
1. As much as some of us may want to tear them apart for looking down on us and never returning our kindness, we still have to love them with the love that Jesus gave to us when we were lost (Romans 12:14-21, Romans 11:28-32).

2. We have to teach them what is truly right, but we must do it in love, not shouting and condemnation (Ephesians 4:25 and 29).

As for watching the movie itself, I think it's safe to say that we shouldn't flood out in droves to watch a movie that trashes everything we believe in, but, if we want someone to believe the truth of Jesus Christ, we have to first gain an understanding of what they believe in so that we do not speak out of turn or out of ignorance, both of which will greatly hurt our chances of reaching lost souls.


Very astute. It is Christians against the world. Throughout history, people have persecuted Christians from the very moment Christ returned to Heaven. Remember, when Peter spoke after receiving the Holy Spirit, Some people claimed he was drunk. But you're right. Pray for those who persecute you, that they might have the chance to come to know God as their Lord and Savior.
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Oooo I'll definately be back to this one later!
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