Nessa wrote:I've just watched the movie...
Mixed feelings. Some parts did make me cry. I think there is something of God in it. It has unusual depth for a Christian movie.
But I do still feel its twisted in certain places. For example when mac dams the muderer to hell but 'God' says something like 'He's my son as well and I want him to have redemption'
Now is he really God's son before he is redeemed?
The bible makes it clear we are born dead in our transgressions and we were once enemies of God..
Haven't seen the movie yet BUT Yes, God wants us all to be redeemed BUT it is up to us to accept Our Lord.
God wants even the worse of us to be redeemed even if he knows that not all will be because they choose to deny Him.
Even the worse of us are still His children in the sense that ALL are His creation.
Until the moment we die their is chance for redemption, but we have to choose it.
The underlining message that God was trying to make Mack understand is that humans have free will and God does NOT interfere in that and because of free will human will do horrific things and God "can't" stop them because that would be a violation of free will and go against what God is.
If God intervene in every act, and he would have to do that to be consistent, then no act of free will would exist, especially love.