Isus din Nazaret

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  1. Gabi Bogdan
    dec. 19, 2011 @ 02:10:12

    2 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them.

    Just a question, how do you reconcile this commandment with the Jesus movies?

    • rodi
      dec. 19, 2011 @ 12:30:38

      Gabi, in Isaiah 55:11 it is written -„so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”

      While I don’t think this applies to mediums such as christian „dance” or „pantomime”(because the Word of God is not spoken here), however, in these movies, the actual Word of God is quoted and preached and therefore when the Word is preached it does not return void. God accomplishes His purposes in whosoever He wills. The movie at the bottom is from the Jesus project. They translated it into all of the major world languages and many obscure languages as well, and they have taken it to remote villages where the Bible hasn’t even been translated into their particular dialect and shown to people as the only Gospel they have ever heard (seen). So they (the movies) serve a purpose in proclaiming the Gospel.

      As to the commandment, the point is not to bow down or to serve anyone, but the living God. Look at all the symbolism that was carved on the ark of the covenant and the temple. From Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary – „Under the auspices of Moses himself, figures of cherubim, brazen serpents, oxen, and many other things in the earth beneath, were made and never condemned. The mere making was no sin-it was the making with the intent to give idolatrous worship.”

      So, I think the Isaiah 55:11 rationale holds to movies that are biblically faithful because of this analogy from Barnes’ commentary on the Isaiah 55:11 verse:
      That whatever is his design in giving the gospel, it shall be accomplished. It is never spoken in vain, and never fails to produce the effect which he intends. The gospel is no more preached in vain than the rain falls in vain. And though that often falls on barren rocks, or on arid sands; on extended plains where no vegetation is produced, or in the wilderness ‘where no man is,’ and seems to our eyes in vain, yet it is not so. God has a design in each drop that falls on sands or rocks, as really as in the copious shower that falls on fertile fields. And so the gospel often falls on the hard and barren hearts of men. It is addressed to the proud, the sensual, the avaricious, and the unbelieving, and seems to be spoken in vain, and to return void unto God. But it is not so. He has some design in it, and that will be accomplished. It is proof of the fullness of his mercy. It leaves people without excuse, and justifies himself. Or when long presented – apparently long in vain – it ultimately becomes successful, and sinners are at last brought to abandon their sins, and to turn unto God. It is indeed often rejected and despised. It falls on the ears of people apparently as the rain falls on the hard rock, and there are, so to speak, large fields where the gospel is preached as barren and unfruitful of any spiritual good as the extended desert is of vegetation, and the gospel seems to be preached to almost entire communities with as little effect as is produced when the rains fall on the deserts of Arabia, or of Africa. But there will be better and happier times. Though the gospel may not now produce all the good effects which we may desire, yet it will be ultimately successful to the full wish of the widest benevolence, and the whole world shall be filled with the knowledge and the love of God.

      God can certainly use unworthy media (movies) just as he uses sometimes unworthy/imperfect men & women (like us) to proclaim His saving Gospel to the world at large.

  2. Gabi
    dec. 20, 2011 @ 01:26:25

    You are Right , God is sovereign , he can use any means to save people.
    Paul did not care that some preach the gospel for material gain , as long as it was preached. But would you want to be that person or invite that person in your church?
    I could be wrong on this.
    for a better prospective here is Tozer.

  3. Gabi Bogdan
    dec. 23, 2011 @ 00:10:13

    This is the best Jesus movie, and the only one that I can watch ( besides the Mel Gibson one).
    One interesting fact:
    Robert Powell as Jesus of Nazareth
    Robert Powell almost never blinks throughout the entire film; he mimics H.B. Warner in 1927’s The King of Kings, and Max von Sydow in 1965’s The Greatest Story Ever Told. The effect, according to the Internet Movie Database, was a deliberate decision by Franco Zeffirelli „… as a means of creating a subconscious visual mystique about the character that not only differentiated him from all other characters” ( wikipidia)

    • rodi
      dec. 23, 2011 @ 01:14:19

      That’s an interesting bit of info. Jesus of Nazareth is a very ‘moving’ movie as the Scriptures are quoted verbatim by the characters portraying scenes that we’ve read hundreds of times. We purchased the movie quite a few years ago and watch it at least twice a year, and the power of the spoken word moves us all, every single time. I can only imagine what it must have been like to be in the presence of Jesus… ahh, I guess, one day, when I finish the race, I will know for myself!

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  8. Florin
    iun. 25, 2013 @ 07:46:43

    Va rugam,sa ne dati posibilitatea de a downloada aceste capodopere,si filme cu subtitrare,fiind esenta vietii spirituale intru Jesus Christ .Multumim

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