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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, May 06, 2010

RABBIT: CHASING BETH RIDER, by Ellen C. Maze


Thursday, May 6th - The Immortals.
The Rakum roam about seemingly unencumbered around the world. They feast on whomever they choose, although they take pride in their "Cows" making that choice. Yet when seduced into something that is beyond understanding, with a little deceit thrown it, you can hardly say people were truly giving of themselves of their own free will, at least not at first. What then is the hitch, the great thing that seduces people? Immortality, power, never-fading beauty. The first two have a great draw on men especially, and we see this in RABBIT: CHASING BETH RIDER. Ironically, while all three have a greater seductive power, especially the never-ending beauty part, among females, the Rakum are made up totally of males. Do I sense some duplicity here? Is Satan an equal opportunity employer except when it comes to doling out his powers to others? Or is it just possible that these demons better relate to the male form than the female. There's no real prejudice, for there is no real male or female. The point is, throughout this story we see people who have been deceived to the point where they can't wait to roll up their sleeves and have their "master" drink from their blood. Does anyone else find this as sick as I do, as Beth Rider does?

We think we are such a great society. We've made all kinds of technical advances, but we still want 3 things; immortality, power and unending beauty. At 57 I have to admit that the immortality part, the eternally young part, interests me. There are many things that I can no longer do, and some that are becoming increasingly difficult. Yet I have immortality the surpasses the claims of the Rakum. I have a power that cannot be measured. As far as unending beauty is concerned, I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. Can there be anything more beautiful than that. You see the Rakum really aren't immortal, just as vampires really aren't immortal (if they were they wouldn't fear the light. Ever think about that one?) They will die one day and have to face the Great Judge, our Heavenly Father. And power? Theirs is an illusion of power. The only power they really have is what we give them, that's it. Even the least among the Household of God has more power than the greatest of the demons of Hell. Being able to choose seems to be a power they have long ago lost. Being able to enjoy beauty just because it is something God made is a power they do not possess. There are gifts of the Holy Spirit which the devil tries to mimic, but would he try to do so if God weren't giving the real thing to His children?

You see, the children of God have it all. This reminds me of Satan tempting Jesus in the wilderness. At one point he takes the Lord to the top of the Temple and shows Him all the kingdoms of the world and says, "I will give all of this to You, if You will fall down and worship me." The absurdity of that claim. Not only was Satan tempting God, which is what Jesus cautioned him against, but those kingdoms initially belonged to God and God, who is jealous, took them all back, or is working through His people to take them back. How can Satan give God what already belongs to Him? So you see my friends, while Satan may create a fine looking package, usually the box is empty, or worse, filled with traps and devices to snare us and torture us day and night. His joy is to ruin us in the sight of God. Our joy is to walk in God's ways and to serve Him. When God hands us a gift, it is always the real thing. Do you want to be immortal? Do you want to have real power? Would you like to remain eternally young? Well, the first two I can assure you that if you follow the Lord and accept Jesus as your Savior, they are yours. The last one, I don't know what we will be like in eternity, young or old. I do know this, that now we see Him as though through a dirty mirror, but one day we shall see Him face to face. Yes, one day we shall see our Lord even as He is in all His glorious splendor, and we shall be like Him. "Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is." (1st John 3:2)





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