Friday, December 12, 2008

God Has Given You A Weapon

The video that you are about to watch (if you so choose) is very disturbing in my opinion. It is the type of video that makes me sick and my stomache turn.

This video s why some people have a ery bad taste in their mouth regardng Christianity.Yes,tose who lve the video and the message will argue that we have a vital message and we must get it out ......

But, I contend that we can do it without this gabage.

Watch and Give me feedback. Maybe, I am wrong .....

7 comments:

Jamey said...

I didn't like the video. Our youth are exposed to enough violence these days. The analogy used in this video is disturbing.
That's just my opinion.

Doorman-Priest said...

No, you're not wrong. This is nasty and infantile and it is not the Christianity I know.

Dale Sheehy said...

I have mixed feelings about this video. I think I understand what they are trying to accomplish. They're trying to entertain and at the same time get a message across. Sometimes it seems like that's the only way teens will listen. At the same time, I wouldn't every show this to my youth group and wouldn't want my own kids watching it if they were in a youth group!

The Thief said...

I wish the presenter had made the clear reminder that the enemy is not flesh and blood, that our fight is against the rulers, authorities, the powers of this dark world and the spiritual forces of evil.

If he had done that, I wouldn't be offended at all. It's just an analogy.

However, without the clear reminder, it leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

Jeff Greathouse said...

Thanks for the comments and discussion. A few different thoughts and angles.

Inkling said...

This is late I know, as I'm just getting caught up on your blog. But I wanted to say that I agree with the first part of what "The Thief" said. While I think the whole violence and gun action was a poorly chosen analogy in our violent and politically divided country, I could see some of the points the presenter was trying to make. God did give us those things to fight the enemy of our souls until Jesus comes. BUT....so many Christians think that the enemy is the person next to us who happens to disagree, and that it's okay to be violent in our words or actions towards them. They are wrong. The enemy is not a human, it's a spirit. Sure, sometimes humans do really awful things and require us to take a stand, but we still have to do it in love and with grace, remembering that they too are a creation of God and loved by Him (whether they know of Him or not).

Hope that makes sense. Thanks for showing this video. He started with a good point, but the whole analogy kind of wrecked it.

Jeff Greathouse said...

Inkling:

Thanks for contributing.