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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, September 07, 2009

MOHAMED'S MOON, by Keith Clemons

Monday - A mother's love is the same the world over. Zainab would protect her son, even to the point of putting her own life in danger. Yet she has a love that is even greater than that. Oh, how she wished to be able to share that love with her husband. Now she finds herself widowed and at the mercy of her brother-in-law. As I read this story I was struck by two things about Sayyid. The first was the way he manipulated his own brother to gain a wife that should not have been his. The second was how maliciously he would portray himself as a righteous Muslim while leading younger people to their graves. He wasn't, in the proper sense, a follower of Islam. Sayyid was a profiteer.

You may be angry with me for saying that, but you will probably become more angry with the following statement. There are people calling themselves Christians who do so for their own profit, and care little for others. Jesus commanded us to love our neighbors, our enemies, one another. He said "By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, that you love one another." Still we find people who seem to have little knowledge of these commands, and even less knowledge of 1st Corinthians 13 which explains what love is and how it works out in our life. Nor do they acknowledge what John wrote in 1st John 4:8, "...for God is love."

Sayyids are not confined to any religion or denomination, but they will use them as a cloak to hide the evil they do. Khalaf's brother used Islam to hide his own coveteousness as well as his greed. Yet he isn't alone. There are those who would claim to be Christian and don't understand that Jesus died that their sins would be covered. They trample His blood for personal gain. So before we judge Sayyid too harshly, let us examine our own hearts to make sure that a Sayyid doesn't lurk in there, in the dark shadows where we don't want others to see. For I can assure you that nothing is hid from God. Unless we come to Him and repent of our own greed, our own selfishness, our own covetousness, we shall find ourselves truly without hope facing an eternity of regret and pain. God does not want this for us, but leaves the choice up to us. Khalaf at least died thinking he was serving his God. He actually has that in his favor, although it will do him little good in the end. Sayyid, however serves only himself. The first commandment has been broken and the mercy to cover those sins has been rejected. How terrible it must be for someone like that when they face God in judgment.

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cathikin said...

Wow! You certainly hit the nail on the head about the Sayyids of the world. So many Christians are sadly just like him, giving Jesus a bad rep.

David said...

I guess I'm a little ticked off by the "religious" people who bring death to the household of God. I suppose this is a righteous zeal, something that Jesus showed others. I don't like being angry with people, but when someone says, "I'm a Christian" and then goes on to tell someone who is lost and needs the salvation of God through Jesus Christ that they must dress a certain way, give up this and that, it really bothers me. It is NOT our job to clean the "fish". It's not even our job to catch them. It is our job, however, to let down the net. The problem is we are often letting down the net on the wrong side of the boat. I better shut up I feel a sermon coming on.

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