I have one more post about the Vine and the Branches, but wanted to insert this post before finishing that series on the Vine.
This post concerns a movie that is presently showing. I was saddened by how the movie “God’s Not Dead” presented the Good News in two specific ways.
Two scriptures that were quoted and used in the movie, made for a conditionally unconditionally loving God.
The two passages that troubled me in the way they were presented are:
- 2Timothy 2:12 “…if we disown Him, He will also disown us”
- Isaiah 55:8 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways…for as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.”
Please check out this video to find out why I was saddened and what these verses really mean!
- Don’t assume what you’ve been taught all your life is ‘right on’ when it comes to saying who God really is and how He feels about you.
- Remember to check out the context in a passage. There just may be more to the rest of the ‘story’.
- Never forget – if we are faithless (in the Greek – if we refuse to be persuaded by what He says is true, by His faith), He remains faithful (fully persuaded by what He knows to be true, by what He knows to be our true identity before the beginning of time); He cannot deny/disown (contradict) Himself. (2Tim 2:13) God is impartial, He changes not, He knows who He is and He knows who we are. He made us in His image and He doesn’t change His mind about that! And He knows how, when, and where to show ALL of us who we really are! Talk about certainty and fullness!