Talk about God and watch what happens
A Thanksgiving and Christmas tradition in the Funderbungalow is to watch classic silver screen movies. Elgielene and I love the “old black and whites”. This Thanksgiving was no different. After our family tradition of steak, sweet potatoes, veggies, and dessert, we pulled up a couple of movies on YouTube and settled in. One thing stood out in both of them. We noticed how, even in the movies, they used to talk about God and not to just make fun.
Old movies often talk about God with actual reverence.
Yeah, one of the movies had an employer interviewing a potential employee (one of the stars of the movie) and he actually asked him whether he had found a local church or not. Elgielene and I looked at each other, and I said, “Wow, you sure don’t hear that in mainstream movies anymore.”
Nowadays, movies make fun of or mock God and Christians…if they mention them at all. Anyone who would dare talk about God is portrayed as the lunatic, or demented one, or the killer. Certainly not as the one who loves his neighbor as himself.
And modern movies reflect “real life”.
I’ve experienced that same sort of attempted ridicule as I talk about God here on my website and on my podcast. In fact, a relative of mine, ironically, compared me to Hitler. And then, when I asked if Hitler was wrong, he defended him saying “Hitler was only doing what he thought was right.”So, do you get that?
As an attempt to belittle my Christian faith, he compared me to a mass murderer. But then he couldn’t actually say that mass murderer was doing something wrong. Because he knew that would get into an issue of right and wrong.
There’s no bottom to the hole you dig for yourself when you deny the God of all creation. When you say He doesn’t exist, or when you say something silly like “we’re all part of the god force”, you’re only attempting to elevate yourself to the level of God. And that was the original sin, by the way.
So, I’ll go ahead and talk about God and risk the consequences.
If I’m wrong about God (and I’m not) then, the worst that could happen to me when I die is that I’ll just cease to exist. Big deal. But if you, who deny God, are wrong about Him (and you are), the consequences will be an actual “big deal”. The consequences of your choice, in this life, are eternal either way.
And I encourage you to choose life. Eternal life in paradise with the One who made you. Otherwise, you end up being the god in your universe of one. Forever. Think about it. Could you tolerate only yourself forever?
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