Friday, June 22, 2007

A Wise-Cracking God?

The extent of God's holiness is way beyond our comprehension. There is nothing and no one even can compare to Him. We're not on a same playing field as God. We have to be very careful not to humanize God, because that's not the God of the Bible.

"'For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,' declares the LORD." Isaiah 55:8

That's why I'm disturbed to see even Christianity Today, a Christian publication, gave the movie Evan Almighty a glowing review. In the movie, God is played by Morgan Freeman, who instructed a modern day character, Evan Baxter, to build a ark just like Noah of the Old Testament. Well, the fact that the moment God revealed Himself to Evan, he didn't fall flat on his face with reverence, fear and worship is enough for me to give it a very thumbs-down. So the movie has positive elements such as family value, but it depicts our almighty God merely a perfect human with super powers. That, my friend, is beyond unacceptable.

Focus On the Family's media review site, Plugged In, also gave this movie a positive review. But the founder of the ministry, Mr. James Dobson, put in his personal comments at the end that nailed my sentiments. You go, Mr. D.

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