I ‘ve never seen such ridiculous infighting over a stupid movie in all my life! These two men (or are they younger than that I wonder?) They are now arguing over Dan Brown’s other book called Angels and Demons once again a book by Dan Brown has the Catholic Church up in arms and it’s really getting old. I understand why this is driving the Vatican up the wall, but I only haveone thing to say in response to it- THAT’S WHAT YOU GET FOR TRYING TO KEEP THE NON-SECRET SECRET! God tends to reveal what we try to hide and yes the book Angels and Demons
is a work of fiction. If you’re looking for books on spiritual warfare and demonic activity and how to deal with it- this is not the book for you. The two men are arguing over whether Mr. Howard is insulting the Catholic Church. I look at it this way, if they’d quit trying to keep secrets which God doesn’t have any unless He just doesn’t want to tell you because of it being His timing that’s His prerogative. Make sure that you study the true events however surrounding this or you may get sucked into all manner of stupidity and really find yourself embarrassed. If you’re looking for a weird spiritual romp through history, go see the film, If you are extremelyspiritually sensitive I’d be careful however. There is demonic activity in the film and it is the prequel to The DaVinci Code so this could be a bit different than you expect. If you don’t have a Christian background the movie could either do one of two things bore you to death or get you curious about spiritual topics and issues.
Check it out- don’t check it out, but don’t run from it. Running from the issues surrounding the book or the movie will not serve the Catholic Church or the rest of the Church at all. we need to meet this head-on and use it once again as a teaching moment. This is what you call media evangelism and I say let’s go for it folks- don’t run and hide- TEACH THE TRUTH! Jesus didn’t hide when the Pharisees and the Sadduccees showed up- He ran head- long at them and addressed the issues that were bugging them day in and day out. He even dealt with their unbelief and distortions of the Truth whether they liked it or not. Quit fighting with Ron Howard and start fighting against ignorance and fear.
There’s a lot of folks out there who are also into the paranormal, now is our chance to set the record straight on this issue. Satan will dowhatever he wants to try to discredit the Bible and us quit5 running from a fight and run right into it and address the issues that the film is brining up. Even disucss the topic of exorcism and what it entails. Remember, Satan LOVES to get us on the ropes and running scared. I will suggest that if you’re going to see the movie do the following:
1. Read up on the 16th century and what really was going on in the Catholic Church.
2. Read up on the topic of angels and demons from a Catholic perspective and from a generally Christian perspective.
3. Read up on spiritual warfare.
4. Don’t forget your Bible you’re gonna need it! So get a compact one and make sure you’ve made notes out of a Stufy Bible so you can answer these questions intelligently and make sure that you have answers for people who’ve been through some really rough things who’ve gone to see the film looking for answers and expect some REALLY WEIRD QUESTIONS. Also make sure you’ve seen a few T.V. shows like A Haunting they’ve kind of gotten off on discussing this on their show. There’s also a movie version of that film out and I’d suggest using that as a media evangelism moment as well. There’s also a movie out called A Haunting in Connecticut it’s based on the T.V. Series I got to where I was watching this idiotic T.V. show for a while and to some degree I regret it but it has made me stop and think as well. If my spirit is vexed when I’m watching the show- what’s going on with somebody who doesn’t know Jesus?
Back to the topic at hand though, let’s quit arguing with the World over how they portray us in films and just get out there and show them what we are really like- do some myth-busting. We aren’t just a bunch of religious nuts who sit around in monastarie chanting our brains out- let’s get the Truth out there and WITNESS people! Like I said, make sure that you are armed to the teeth with the Word of Truth so that if somebody walks up to you and asks you a question about this stuff you’re ready “in season and out of season.” II Timothy 4:1-3 (in context)
Here’s the subject matter they are covering in both films:
Authority of the Believer
Just thought I’d keep you from going nuts trying to find that. For those of you who end up looking at spiritaul warfare and seeing the word figurative please ignore it, there’s NOTHING figurative about getting the snot scared out of you. the point being some of these people are going to ask you if angels and demons are real- you better be ready with a credible answer and “figurative” answers for real problems withthese issues isn’t funny.