My wife and I were finally able to go see the movie “Son Of God” last week and as is the case of many faith based movies, it strayed somewhat from the actual biblical accounts. Please don’t get me wrong; it was a wonderful movie and I recommend it because if it raises people’s interest in the Word of God, it can’t be a bad thing. Paul addressed that same subject in his letter to the Philippians. He told them he was aware that not all who preached God’s Word, did it with good motives. Even today, we really don’t know if the producers of the latest string of Bible movies really want to draw people to God or are just interested in making money. Paul wrote: But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice. (Phil 1:18) For that same reason, I also rejoice and am looking forward to go see the upcoming Movie, Noah.
Speaking of Noah, I checked out the movie trailer on You Tube and also one video where a young lady gives her opinion of it. It seemed obvious to me that she did not really believe the biblical account that the flood covered the entire earth. She believed it was something like Hurricane Katrina which was confined to the New Orleans area and the Gulf Coast. In the Genesis account, God said that the flood covered the entire earth. The general world view is that the flood was localized, so who are you going to believe? It is understandable that the world will always try to minimize the miracles of the Bible but the sad part is that some Christian’s faith is so weak that they too begin to doubt God’s Word. How can anyone say they believe in God and yet not be fully convinced about what the Bible says?
A young man was reading his Bible one day and a man asked him, “Whatcha reading?” He told him he was reading about Noah and the Ark. When the cynic said, “You don’t really believe that actually happened, do you.” The lad replied “I believe it so much, I can hardly wait to ask Noah about it when I get to Heaven.” The man said sarcastically, “What if Noah is not in Heaven” to which the lad responded, “Then, you ask him.” There was a popular bumper sticker some years back that said: “God said it. I believe it. That settles it.” I always thought that it should have said: “God said it. That settles it” for if God said it happened, it happened whether you and I or anyone else believes it or not. Believe God!
Memory verse for the week: Acts 4:13 When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.