27 October 2018 | Fourstrawberries
Asks, and answers some of the most asked spiritual questions.....
A Christian(?) film about salvation, love, repentance and forgiveness - although the route by which we are reconciled to God, Jesus, is only lightly touched.
If you could talk to God, face to face, what questions would you ask? Think hard here, our protagonist asked some questions the were really complaints, and some questions to which he knew the answers, but refused to accept he did. Atheists and sceptics spin round in circles pointing to this and that as evidence that God does not exist. They never seem to look inwards and compare themselves to the standards they expect others to live up to. A world of perfect people would be perfect, and in this excellent movie God keeps turning our hero back round to examine his own life that he so bitterly complains about. Eventually Paul gets the message. He made the mess, and it's within his own power to fix his life.
There were moments of theological weakness, but I liked the God character. Patient, loving and generous. I thought it was right, we don't want easy answers or quick fixes from God, our free will and drive would be destroyed.
The character Paul was at the lower end of spiritual maturity, at first. Proud, stubborn and determined to avoid responsibility, whatever the cost. Insisting God wave his magic wand. At the end of the movie he has grown considerably, grasping his life and transforming it, using the wisdom gained from his encounter with God.
Watch this movie, learn how love, repentance, forgiveness and reconciliation can transform your life, Christian or not.....