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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.

For more you can go here:
http://godsnotdeadthemovie.com/synopsis

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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

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

War of Attrition, by Frank Creed


Wednesday - Surveillance. Every mystery novel and many thrillers and suspense novels include various types of surveillance. Having a father who helped work on some of these things gives me kind of an inside track. Practically every major intersection has cameras. They're in more and more buildings and on the outside as well. People have worn "a wire" to hear things that the bad guys are saying and put them away. Writers who deal with the future have had little robots with cameras and sound recording devices. There are all kinds of things, and we see most of them in War of Attrition. Yet War of Attrition has something that I've never seen before. What would it be like if you could turn a person into a surveillance device, even without them knowing it? Wild huh? That is exactly the kind of thing Frank Creed has introduced into this work. He does exactly that, and it'll surprise you how it's done and to who.

Getting down to where we live today, however, God already knows everything about everyone of you. He knew you before the world came into existence. So He already knows what you think about that statement. Nothing comes as a surprise to Him. You see, God operates on a spirit level, and He operates outside of time, at least time as we understand it. So He knows all about each of us because He knows our spirit. It's like our spirit reports to Him everything about us. Sound familiar? Yeah, that's right. We are our own recording device, our own surveillance of our lives. Now that can be either good or bad. If we try to operate according to our own will we will find that things are going to get real bad. Sure we may have a lot of good times, we may get wealth, fame, all that junk, but that's all it is, junk. In the end, when we have to stand before the Heavenly Father, if that's all we have to show for our lives it won't be just Satan condemning us, but our own spirit. That's hard. So what are we to do? Well, God gave us Jesus. His death on the cross covered all of our sins...if we will only accept so great a mercy. And if we really give ourselves over to the Lord He also offers His Holy Spirit to "make intercession" for us "with groanings that cannot be uttered" as it says in Romans 8. In other words, our spirit, with God's Spirit reports back to God not just everything about us, but works according to the will of God so that we might seek His will and then He becomes our strength. The reason for this is that God isn't using this superior surveillance against us, but to show us the areas we need to work on, and then provide the strength to become what He wants us to be. The enemy may have some things to say about us, but if we walk in love and forgiveness, in obedience and true repentance, then we have nothing to fear. The blood of Jesus cries out to the Father, "This child is perfect", and to Satan, "The Deceiver has come to threaten those of your household." In that moment God expels Satan and welcomes us with the words, "Welcome, my good and faithful servant. Enter in to the joy of the Lord."





Be sure to visit Frank Creed at his blog. He's a really interesting and complex guy. You can find him HERE.

Or visit THE UNDERGROUND (but I don't think it's been kept up as good as his blog)


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Legal stuff
This is where I'm supposed to tell you that I'm doing this review in exchange for a free copy of his book. Well, if that were the case it wouldn't make his book any less compelling. The fact is I'm trying to do these reviews from an e-copy of his book because I haven't received his in the mail yet. I don't review garbage. If I have to I'll send the book back. In this case I'm doing the review with nothing but a e-file of the book. So you be the judge. Am I really doing this to get a free book? Or perhaps am I doing this because I want others to learn about the grace and love of Jesus Christ?

2 comments:

Frank Creed said...

I find it a real mindbender that God began creating at the end of time and finished at the beginning. That one solves the free-will vs predestination problem--we were our own surveillance.

David said...

When we get it through our thick heads that God is not limited to time but He created time so we could live orderly lives, then we can begin to glimpse the marvels like this. Amen, brother. Amen.

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