Have you ever watched a movie and then asked the question, “Can I please have my soul back?” That was my experience the other night.
It was sickening to watch what the makers of this movie deem as entertaining. How can watching hundreds of people having their heads exploded when a microchip was activated be entertaining? Or people shot through the head again and again and again, or thousands of people slaughtering one another because of mind control manipulation.
And the most troubling question: Why did I have a hard time looking away? Why was it hard for me to walk into the other room? Why didn’t I turn it off???
I had passed up renting the movie on a previous occasion when I saw that this movie was rated R, but I wasn’t having the best day and wanted to just ‘veg out’ and watch a good movie. But this could never qualify as such.
It was, however, a spy movie. I like some spy movies. I have had good experiences watching spy movies before (Spy Game with Robert Redford and Brad Pitt is one of my faves!) so I thought I would give this movie a chance.
After I rented it I later heard God speak to my heart saying, “don’t watch it”. I ignored the warning. I watched it anyway. After I watched it I heard him say, “This movie has nothing to do with me”. I was left to ponder why I would invest my time, my life, in something that has nothing to do with God? Why actively participate in growing hell and entertaining demons?
So, if you have watched this film I am SO sorry. If you haven’t watched it, then you are welcome. Save the purity of your soul and don’t watch this or anything like it. Pretend you care for your soul like it was your own beloved child. Shelter it.
“Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.” Proverbs 4:23
The makers of this movie show their contempt for Christians by having their villain test out his psychopathic murderous mind control weapon on a church. It was a racist southern church that was was spewing it’s hatred about every moral issue that you can imagine irritates the “Christian” today. It shows it graphic gruesome slow motion detail the entire church and a spy turning on one another and slaughtering each other.
Incidentally I was reading a book by Philip Yancey a couple of days ago. He grew up in one of those bigoted racist southern churches so he can understand perfectly why the world would hate them. It took him awhile to recover and reclaim his faith after that experience. Now he purposely meets with people who share different beliefs and disdain for Christians to gain their perspective on these questions:
How does the world see Christians? And what can be done about it?
Is there anything attractive about what Christians are doing or offering the world? Who is ruining the churches image and how can we change that? Who is making Jesus look bad? Is it me? Is it you? Is it even important to play this blame game, or just find ways we can change?
How can we start to let the world see that Jesus really is all about love, forgiveness, mercy and grace? How can we convince the world that their only hope of salvation doesn’t approve of the attitudes and actions of the racist, judgmental, or bigoted? That those who hate and slander aren’t his representatives? How can we show the world that Jesus is love?
Jesus said that the world will know you are truly his followers if we love one another.