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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

Thursday, March 05, 2009

ERETZEL, by Willam McGrath

CFRB welcomes you once again to their site for this month's Tag Team Tour. This month we tour ERETZEL, by William McGrath. A tag team tour means that something will be posted every day during the week of March 1st, but it's up to you to find those posts. To help you out we've listed a number of button links at the bottom of this post to help get you around. You may get to a site early and find them posting on something else, which is fine. Take a look around. You might just like what you see. You may even find that more than one site is posting on some days. If you're real lucky you'll stumble across both a review and an interview. The idea is to get you to do the searching. You'll be glad you did.

ERETZEL, by William McGrath - Flight to Sela. In the middle of one of the most dramatic sequences in ERETZEL William McGrath sneaks in a little history and Biblical truth. First though, let's get to the book. Eretzel has been pressured on all sides for many years. What is interesting is all the surrounding nations claim to have some sort of loose alliance with one another. Those that do not Antiochus is attempting to forge into a new world government, one in which he will rule. Now Eretzel, for all its prosperity and wealth and historical value, isn't seen by them as a place of worth, but a place that shouldn't belong to them. Instead of seeing Eretzel for the diamond of the Middle East they see only grating sandstone which must be removed with all due diligence. Antiochus puts out a message to Magog to entice them to come in and trample Eretzel. Once the people of Eretzel hear of this, that is primarily the Abramim and followers of Yeshua, these people form two groups, one which will protect Ieorosylma and the other is sent into refuge for safety. The noble houses of Eretzel go to Sela. Daniel must decide his course wisely here. To stay and defend his friends and allies to Asulon would put Asulon's next king, himself, at risk. To flee to Sela would be, in his mind an act of shame, although a necessary precaution. Which path will Daniel choose. Needless to say there is a flight to Sela due to advancing troops of Magog.

As I pointed out Sela is the name of a real city that once existed between the Dead Sea and the Red Sea. The name means "Rock". This name is referred to in Scripture, and in the Vulgate we have the name it is known to us toda, Petra. Petra, or Sela, is a huge cut in the desert rock, a chasm that in some places cannot be approached other than single file. It opens up facing the Treasury, one of many unique structures hewn out of the stone and probably made famous by the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. There are some 800 such structures, tombs, and other buildings for which we may never know their use in that area. The Treasury is among the most famous of these. Could it be here that King David referred when he wrote wrote of the "rock" in many of the psalms? We know that Jesus is the Rock. Look at the interesting thing that God did. He created a defensable city, built into the rock, accessable by only one route and barely visable, even from the sky. Jesus said, "Narrow is that gate that leads to eternal life and few there be that find it." This same Jesus is our Rock, our Fortress, and the only way to the Father. Perhaps when we realize that sin is crouching at the doorsteps of those all around us it would be wise to flea to this Rock and find refuge. For in Him we not only have safety and eternaly life, but can find true rest. The word "selah" or pause, finds its way into a number of the Psalms. Jesus is our "pause" our "rest" in a harried world filled with demonic devices and encroachments. He is the One to whom we can flee and find true refuge. This the Abramim of Eretzel have learned, at least as far as the land is concerned. They have learned the can flee to the Rock and be safe. May we learn that we can flee to the rock and likewise find safety and rest.

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