So, the other day, Anderson (from the illustrious site, http://dystopianmoviesociety.com) brought us a movie for us to talk about. (If you want to do a fun Old Testament study, go looking for where we got the 10% donation mandate.
This is not, you understand, an abusive father. We know that we shouldn’t lie. Which, I love. And I am going to do this walk through so that we are all on the same page. The Movie Frailty and its Clever Twist Minus the fact that this is a fairly old movie, I found the twist intriguing. I think everyone has probably seen another person do something they thought was awful but with the best intentions. After I wrote my comment, my partner and I looked at other recent comments and realized I might be a lunatic. Second, I wanted to run my simplified view of the New Testament by you and try to explain why Frailty resonates with me so deeply. There is, however, the intriguing fact that when Dad touches his victims, he has graphic visions of their sins--he can see vividly why they need to be killed. Doyle wonders how Adam could possibly know, and then he is struck down with Adam’s axe. We shouldn’t covet our next door neighbor’s wife.
And so, Adam regales Doyle with a story about his father and his brother and how the murders of the town played out.
Go search Google for the Cyrus Prophecy and Isaiah 45. As my dad was a lobbyist, I saw crazy things happening as Reagan, Bush Sr. and Jr. and Clinton held power. Yet, the end offers a surprising twist. However, this is where I struggle with some of the tenets of Christianity. A man coping with the institutionalization of his wife because of Alzheimer's disease faces an epiphany when she transfers her affections to another man, Aubrey, a wheelchair-bound mute who also is a patient at the nursing home.
Just keep churning out content. Well, no. To answer your question about how can we know for sure that God is speaking to us is a question that has many layers. Fenton knows that his father is murdering people at random, and he’s using a spiritual excuse to do so. This is a list of my most recent favorite movies and posts that I’ve done. Meiks believes that God wants him to kill other humans. What would have made this more interesting would have been a catalog of Fenton’s killings which had no “list” and Adam’s killings which had no record-ie not any of those killings made a blip on any public records. God is protecting his next demon killer, Adam. These are all general revelations. When I bring up politics (I have a political science degree from Wheaton, and I worked on The Hill for a bit under Senator Grassley, with the intent that I would go on to get my law degree in order to become a chief of staff. Learn how your comment data is processed. Required fields are marked *. Frailty captured that nightmare, mixed it with faith like a child, and made a believer out of me. When I teach introduction to philosophy, I usually include a day on Soren Kierkegaard, a Christian existentialist. Which pointed all the blame in the direction of his dead brother.
And how did Jesus interact with demon possessed people? If you go backwards through the Old Testament we see 23% and 30% and more even. In the Old Testament, God begins to reveal himself to his chosen people, Israel. Apologies for the length of this post, I do not have time to make it shorter. Which, is why Trump and the evangelical move to follow his selfishness makes me so angry. I mean, really? We shouldn’t steal. Which brings us back to the point you made – that Jesus didn’t come to abolish the Law, but to fulfill it. Adam and Fenton’s father, Mr. Meiks or Dad (played by Bill Paxton), has a vision of an angel telling him he should destroy demons in this world.
It’s as simple as that.
In the case of Abraham God doesn’t follow through with this command, and this shows how God is loving and compassionate and kind. It would be against the definition of the color “Perfect White”.
The answer that always gets brought up is that you can know whether or not this message is from God based on the content. First, uh, we can see clearly that these are people. And so, to fight against this revelation, his father locks Fenton in the cellar and starved him until he has a revelation. The Bible also calls out a number of angels coming with specific revelations as well. Toward the end, he is more direct in stating “[l]ove your enemies and pray for your persecutors . That you are left without excuse if you don’t happen to believe. Your email address will not be published.
There are two primary reasons I wanted to read your thoughts on Frailty. But what if you believe that these “humans” aren’t humans, and that God is calling Meiks, not to murder, but rather to engage in spiritual warfare?
The brilliance of the Bible is that it is one consistent story from beginning to end. This inevitably leads to the students discussing how we can really be sure it’s God who is communicating with us and not the Devil, or even some form of mental illness. This movie delivered on that question in a big way.
The curse of sin is central in both the Old and the New testaments. Instead, he had been “destroying demons.” Worse, Fenton’s father informs Fenton that the angel has told him something bad about him.
Not 100% are A+’s, but 100% are worth talking about… at least a little bit.
Are there other explanations for what we see here? A good document which speaks about Divine Revelation is Dei Verbum (The Word of God).
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