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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Changes & closing

Although I've enjoyed writing this blog, I'm considering closing it down. Recent time constraints and multiple changes in my life have it made almost impossible to keep up Why Not Question? I'm not yet ready to bid it good bye, but I am thinking on it.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Rumors of Wars Movie Review

An interesting apocalyptic movie about the result of terrorism from an unknown enemy. Told both in the future and the past, it paints a frightening picture of a government who monitors its citizens and outlaws religion.

All in all, not a bad SF flick. It did leave some holes in the story, like what happened to the young woman in the past, and a questionable future of those running from the gov.

Not the typical rapture and get left behind film. In fact, the rapture isn't even in the film.

Worth watching.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Left Behind movie review

The remake of the Left Behind movie was an interesting twist. Some of the casting was closer to what the characters looked like in the books. Nicholas Cage as Captain Rayford Steele was a bit of stretch from the dashing appearance of Brad Johnson, but the actor carried off the role in a believable way.

Overall the film did not go into the political aspects of the book. Instead, it focused on the rapture and what happened of the plane and the plight of one family with some members taken to heaven and the two left behind. It was a wonderful plane disaster movie, with touching scenes between father and daughter both before and after the event.

All in all. A good movie even though it was not as faithful to the book as the original film. The faith aspects were played down in this version and aimed more at a secular rather than a Christian audience. Well worth watching.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Revelation Road : The Black Rider Review

Revelation Road:The Black Rider was a lot of fun to watch. It reminded me of the Mad Max movies and they even mentioned that connection in the extras. This is the third movie in the series and well worth watching.

Josh McManus is trying to rescue a kidnapped girl. She's injured and he ends up in a town where the leader refuses to help unless Josh goes and finds the 'Shepherd' and brings him back to the town to be turned over to the authorities.  Sofia, the leader's daughter tags along uninvited. Do they find the shepherd? Watch the movie and find out!

The absolute delight in this film is Kevin Sorbo who plays Honcho, the leader of thieves. The market place scenes are wonderful and very realistic to what could happen in the absence of any real social structure.

As they say in the extras, rather than concentrate on major world events like most post rapture stories, the emphasis in this series is on what is going on in the lives of everyday people and how they're living.

This movie is highly recommended.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Of Course, Cats go to Heaven

My oldest cat, Sammy, was put to sleep tonight. He was calm and happy to sit in my lap. I asked God to send Little One and Tabitha, who he'd grown up with and had already passed, to meet him. Not only did He send them, but also Dids, who was my cat from years ago and had never met Sammy.

They waited patiently for the formalities to be over and comforted me while I waited. Jesus showed up too, kissing my forehead. When it was over and Sammy had exited his body, the girls greeted him. Christ then took them all with him to heaven.

While I will mourn Sammy's loss, I know he and my other cats are reunited. They'll be playing at Jesus feet until one day, I join them.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Second Death

Rev 20: 12-15 KJV

And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell (the grave) delivered up the dead which were in them; and they were judged according to their works.

And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. (A final spiritual and physical death.)

And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Rev 21: 8 JKV

But the fearful, the unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcereres, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. (A final spiritual and physical death.)

There are several interesting things being said in these verses.

First off, where to the dead come from who are to be judged?

According to the God's Word, death, hell or correctly translated the grave, and the sea.

What happens to death and hell?

They're cast into the lake of fire, along with everyone whose name is not found in the book of life after they've been judged.

What is the second death?

It is a final spiritual and physical death.

2 Thessalonians 1: 8 -9 KJV

In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power.

Can you imagine anything more horrible than to wake up from death. Be judged by God. See His glory and Jesus, Know that the choices they made in life lead them here. Then to be sentenced to the lake of fire and suffer a final physical and spiritual death? No wonder there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

Whoa! Wait a minute...we're taught that they suffer all eternity. Do they?

Rev. 20: 10 JKV

And the devil that decieved them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night forever and forever.

Notice who WILL be suffering day and night for all eternity. The devil. The beast and the false prophet. Nothing is said about anyone else.

Yes, very aware of what tradition teaches. But the Bible does exhort us to study the word of God ourselves, not just absorb what is taught or been passed down via theology.

Study these verses yourselves. Do word studies on them. Find out what they really say. And don't be afraid if they rock your theology. God wants us informed what He really means. Not tradition. 


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

At the Cross, the dutiful son

As Westerners, we miss a very important event at the cross. Mary, Jesus mother, was there. The Bible never says what happened to Joseph, but we can assume he was dead. As the first born son, it was Jesus responsibility to care for his aging mother. Everyone in the Eastern cultures know this.

So, here he is, dying, and Jesus makes sure his mother is taken of by one of his disciples. What a beautiful and touching image of him making sure she would be loved and cared for, and not tossed out in the streets penniless.

A very significant event. An important one. Don't over look it!