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I apologize for not being more active, but not having other reviewers or books to review, it's been a little difficult. However I want to let you know about this wonderful DVD "God's Not Dead." Working at the library I found it on our shelves and took it home. When I brought it back I raved about it. I wanted to take it out again, but it seems word gets around. It's always on hold for someone else. That's great.

The opening scene is in a freshman college philosophy class. The professor states he is an atheist, and asks that if everyone will sign a paper with 3 little words on it he can dispense of the dust and get to the subject. Those 3 words are "God Is Dead." One student cannot sign that. He is given 3 chances to argue the case of the existence of God before the class.

Fueled by hate on one side and a determined love of God on the other this is not your simple movie. The poor kid researches and goes off on a journey of his own to state his case. The end is nothing short of amazing. I guess telling people stuff like this is one of the reasons I can't get a hold of it a second time. It's really that good.

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May our Lord be with you now and always. Remember, God is in control, even when things look like they're crashing all around you. David

Monday, October 08, 2007

FLASHPOINT, by Frank Creed

FLASHPOINT, by Frank Creed

Day 2 Monday

It's the year 2036 and Christian fundamentalists (called “fundies”) have been branded as terrorists. The story starts out with Dave and Jen Williams, who have escaped capture by the One State government with the aid of their father. The two teens can only see the dismal future that lay ahead of them if caught by the One State government. Although the setting is the future and we have all kinds of toys to play with...we'll get to that later...right now Chicago looks like a dismal place. It looks a whole lot like the world outside your window, and I suspect that's one of the attractions of the book.

Creed takes some artistic license with certain doctrinal things like, “The Body of Christ”, “walking in the Spirit” and what he calls “Re-formation”. If the reader is willing to understand that this is just a means to create a vehicle for the story they will love this book. Through even these artistic vehicles Creed is able to introduce some basic truths about the Christian life.

There are several really good books I've read in the past year that attempt to jar Christians out of the normal way they think of things. They offer different, and often bizarre explanations to replace the moldy old teachings of many denominations. Funny, however, that they don't seem to stray from the teachings of Christ, which were much older, and always relevant. Could it be that the Christians today have turned Christianity into a religion and not the family relationship it is supposed to be? FLASHPOINT is one of these novels, challenging us to rethink the things we've been taught, view things from a perspective that we haven't thought of doing so before. It is by far one of the best, most engaging, end times scenarios I've read.

One of the things I like about FLASHPOINT is Creed reintroduces the reader to the promise of both revival and persecution in the last days. Pick up most other end times novels and they're real big on the revival part, but sorely lacking in the persecution area. The teaching of “the Rapture” today has gotten to the point where a lot of people in the church aren't busy serving the Lord. Instead they're sitting on their butts waiting for God to whisk them away from this horrible world. Not only is this attitude lazy, it totally ignores the many millions of people struggling for a hot-seat in Hell. Jesus told us to “Occupy until I come.” So, saints, prepare for battle, not rapture...unless you really do want to get left behind.

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Yellow 30 Sci-Fi's July Feature book and 2008 Pluto nominee
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Secret Rapture said...

My inaugural address at the Great White Throne Judgment of the Dead, after I have raptured out billions! The Secret Rapture soon, by my hand!
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David said...

I don't have time to check this site out now, but I will. Intriguing, if not rather long, title. God bless.

David Brollier

Frank Creed said...

I didn't plan this but your post is just too perfect. I'm giving you an ABSOLUTE exclusive--something I avoided even in our private e-mail.

What if the rapture, this meeting in the air was technological and wireless? What if the raptured were not taken to Heaven's dimension? *wink* Saving that for the last book in the series.


David said...

Interesting point Frank, but suppose the "Rapture" were a literal reuniting of our spiritual self with the glorified body that Jesus has prepared for us? See, that's what I believe. I just have a problem with all these religious types being so sure WHEN it's going to happen. Now I have to start wondering HOW it's going to happen. Like I didn't have enough to mess with my mind.

Love ya big guy.

David Brollier

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