03 Mar 2013

John 3:16: The Story of Love

Religious 9 Comments

A commenter left this interesting video here last week:

9 Responses to “John 3:16: The Story of Love”

  1. Christopher says:

    This scares me.

  2. John says:

    I saw the non-commentary version of this at a film festival years ago. It really touched me. It’s called “Most” or “The Bridge”. Normally it’s 30ish minutes long but there are a variety of shorter versions of it on the web. Sadly I can’t find a link to an english subtitled version; just spanish: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4NolEd8qxg
    For additional information if anyone is interested:
    Official movie Site: http://www.mostthemovie.com/
    Wikipedia: http://www.mostthemovie.com/

  3. John says:

    Thank you.

  4. Cody S says:

    It’s hard to pay attention to the well-made film when I have to constantly change the sound volume to preserve my hearing.

    Is this normal non-Catholic preaching? Makes me really value a good homily.

    Seriously, it’s like a lab mouse is spinning the guy’s volume knob back and forth, hoping for cheese.

    The cinematography (and the acting) is actually quite good.

  5. konst says:

    That was moving. However what they talk about is from a worldly perspective and doesn’t translate into the life of Jesus’ suffering, crucifixion, and resurrection. There’s much they leave out or just don’t get even though it’s been proclaimed for 2,000 years by the ancient Orthodox Church. I don’t think the emotions they ascribe to God the Father relate to the mystery of suffering, crucifixion, and resurrection. I get more out of the Ancient Faith Radio podcasts and talks.

    http://ancientfaith.com/listen

  6. Gato says:

    For Catholics, I recommend:

    Messages from Heaven
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6Nm6bXk9NQ

    Catholicism: Crisis of Faith
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VClgYQnT7Z8

    I was raised Catholic, went to seminary and even saw Pope John Paul II at a Marian pilgrimage site. Once I actually read the Bible, I found that the Christ preached by the Roman Catholic faith is not the Christ of the Bible. The Catholic gospel is a gospel of works, a false Christ (as Jesus warned) which ultimately leads people to hell. The pope claims to be infallible (blasphemy), priests claim to absolve sin (Jesus is the only one who can do that) and so on.

    For example, Jesus said he was the only mediator between man and God, yet Catholics actually bow to statues of Mary (which is idolatry) and Catholics pray to Mary, who can neither receive their prayers nor is a mediator of any kind, it’s simply a tradition of man that came from ancient pagan religious systems (this can be thoroughly documented, I mean, that’s why it’s called “Roman” Catholicism after all).

    I don’t speak this to be offensive, although it will be, but I warn in love. I used to be there, but then saw the light. I pray that Catholics and unbelievers would be able to objectively come to the truth as written in Scripture, you don’t have to believe me, but believe the Word.

    Here is a simple evangelical clip on “Which Jesus Do You Follow?”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trwOqDnITvc&feature=youtu.be

    Finally, someone commented if this was normal non-Catholic preaching, yes, the preaching in the film was actually light. Here is a brief sample of real Biblical preaching. If you find it offensive, it’s most likely because you love your sin. I’m not judging by a standard I don’t apply to myself, I used to love my sins as well:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkLLOH7qXPg&list=SPF0DD576BC438750E

    Blessings….

    • Christopher says:

      Finally, someone commented if this was normal non-Catholic preaching, yes, the preaching in the film was actually light. Here is a brief sample of real Biblical preaching. If you find it offensive, it’s most likely because you love your sin. I’m not judging by a standard I don’t apply to myself, I used to love my sins as well:

      Yeah, maybe it’s because I love my sins. Or maybe it’s because I am not impressed by QVC-style advertising. The rhetorical tricks these preachers use are the same that Obama and any other politician/salesman uses to talk you into something. All you need to learn them are 200 dollars and a free weekend.

      Btw, this stuff is not at all standard non-Catholic preaching. It is standard american non-Catholic preaching.

      No offense, I am saying this because I love you.

  7. konst says:

    On another “religious” topic, what do you think about the Krugman vs. Scaborough debate on Carlie Rose’s show?

    Full video on this youtube link:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPSymbMSzTg

  8. Quentin McCart says:

    The interesting thing (for me) is that what is presented here appears (to me) to be a presentation of the heresy put forth by Abelard and Socinus (and yes I have a text in front of me here, I’m not that smart) which is that Christ died as an influence for us: Shouldn’t you just love Jesus so much, look at what he did for you?

    I believe Roman Catholics and conservative Protestants alike reject this position (At least officially) preferring instead the penal substitutionary view–Christ died in our place, He took our sins for us. God made Him Who knew no sin to be sin for us that we might become the righteousness of God in Him (2 Cor. 5:21).

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