the day the earth stood still

Yes, I went and saw that movie tonight, and besides thoroughly enjoying the film, I was able to draw out much about our human nature, and God’s benevolence towards us.

To me, this film was the closest thing to truth that the world has put out in a long time. Mankind has polluted the earth with hatred for each other. In reality, this is called sin, and it began soon after God had just called all things “good”. And it is true, the world, as Jesus promised, is getting worse, and it is harder to see love.

But I am struck by one of the best (here, paraphrased) quotes in this film:

It is at the precipice of destruction that man can show his ability to change.

This is so close!!! You see, as C.S. Lewis wrote on Moral Law- everyone understands that there are things wrong with this world. Loved ones die, children are orphaned, fathers leave (Lincoln Brewster has a great song about this) but how do we know this is not how it is supposed to be?

Only because God has set apart His Moral Law in the hearts of man can we know this.

As for man’s ability to change, as was so mentioned, this is where the world has gone astray. We cannot save ourselves, and for that I am so very pleased!

For God showed His love for us in this, that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 5:8

So the truth is that at the precipice of man’s destruction, God has shown His ability to change us.


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