Unsound … and Okay
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My wife and I recently watched a movie about the battle between good and evil. Angels and demons fought over the lives of humans, and what could have been purely a love story was about more of the battle for our souls.
They included the basic elements of good versus evil, grace, forgiveness, and the power of love. These were masterfully portrayed.
However, I must say, I disagreed with so much of the theology of the film. They twisted basic understanding of good and evil and the character of God. They elevated the importance of angels and demons. They made the Universe out to be God.
That being said, I still liked the movie, overall.
It may have been theologically unsound with un-biblical ideas, but I thought it was okay.
There was this overarching theme of how important it is to love unconditionally and that we play important roles in each other’s lives.
I can hear all of the voices in the Christian realm complaining about its New Age-y messages and dangerous ideas, and all I can think of is “Would these people have reacted the same way as the Pharisees did to Jesus’ parables?”
I am in no way comparing a modern movie (with clear theological issues) to Jesus’ words, except to point out that Jesus told wild stories to get important messages to people … if they were willing to listen.
“And [Jesus] was teaching them many things in parables . . . And he said, ‘He who has ears to hear, let him hear.‘”