In the movie Batman:Beginnings, there is phrase that is said, "your training is nothing, the will is everything..." Over-all I think it's a good film, but I take issue with some of the underlining philosophies of the movie. The philosophy is reveled in the phrase above, and that is that man's will is everything. That man move's/creates his own destiny by some unseen force within himself. In this case Brus Wayne's ability to fight and survive.
Yet the Bible doesn't teach that man's will is everything, it is God's will that cannot be thwarted. It is God who works all things according to the counsel of his will...not mans. Mans will is free in one direction, and that direction is to sin. Sin brings the wrath of God. Man left to himself will die under the wrath of God, which plays out in hell for eternity. Unless the Spirit blows in your direction, and unless God opens your heart...you are lost.
Friday, April 9, 2010
We were visiting a Church out of state on Easter morning. It looked like a good size country type church, people were busily coming in and going out, all dressed up for Easter Sunday. The worship service was a little week technical speaking. But people seemed to join in and sing, although it seemed reserved. The message was on a "New Life," yet it failed to mentioned why Christ came, why he did, and what Jesus accomplished on the cross, never mind the reason why this is all important to sinners.
I pray that this was an "off" Sunday and that the Pastor is faithful to the living word of God and not one who just tells stories...