Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Movie: The Golden Compass

Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., President of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, addresses the following questions with regard to the movie, The Golden Compass:

- Why is this movie such a challenge?
- So, what's the problem?
- Will viewers of the movie see all this?
- Is Pullman's attack on Christianity exaggerated by his critics?
- Is there more to the larger story?
- What is it about Pullman and C. S. Lewis?
- So, what should Christians do?

Dr. Mohler states, "This is about the battle of ideas and worldviews. While Christians will not celebrate the release of this film, we should recognize the mixture of challenge and opportunity that comes with millions of persons watching this film and talking about the issues it raises. When the movie is mentioned in the workplace, in school, on the playground, or in the college campus, this is a great opportunity to show that Christians are not afraid of the battle of ideas."

He concludes, saying, "The biblical story of the Fall is true, after all, and our only rescue is through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The curse of sin was not reversed by adolescents playing at sex in a garden, but by the Son of God shedding His blood on a cross. So let's get our bearings straight as we think and talk about The Golden Compass. This movie does represent a great challenge, but a challenge that Christians should always be ready to meet."

Read Dr. Mohler's entire post here.

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