4/18/08

Movie Review on... EXPELLED


Movie Review EXPELLED

My parents immigrated to the United States in the late 50’s from Germany. All during my life I heard stories of WWII that made impressions on their lives that they wanted to instill in me. I have shared them with our own sons, and to this day I find few people who recognize History repeating itself. A common comment during news broadcasts growing up was, So faegnt es an…This is how it begins. It would be stated with disbelief in the American people and how easily they gave up their freedoms. My family recognized it because they lived through the era of Hitler. They were not Jews that were being persecuted, no... they were “blue blooded German aristocracy” however they were not blond haired and blue eyed, of course neither was Hitler.
Herr Hitler was implementing the inevitable socialistic acts upon an inferior race from the world view of the scientists of the early ninteen hundreds. Eugenics, and selective breeding was being used to create a “master race.”
The worst part of this era was that many of the people of Germany agreed with this way of thinking and were willingly giving up their freedoms to be protected and supported by the Reich, by the Government. The people followed blindly without a thought, they were indoctrinated right down to "Hitlers Jugend"..."the youth", and supported Hitler’s cleansing of the Jews, for “it was not their fight” at the time, but by the time the government was cleansing the German race of “inferiors” it was too late, there was no one to fight for them. The dangerous Darwinist beliefs of the early century scientists had cleansed the thoughts of much of mankind of an Almighty God. Such a powerful Deity would not fit into the mold of the world view which they had created.

Modern day United States… On a side note, this film is rated PG however there are some disturbing war images, so use discretion.

EXPELLED is a documentary that does an excellent job of showing us “So faengt es an"…."This is how it begins”…but in America. Ben Stein seeks to expose what looks like an agenda against the Scientists that make even mere mention of “Intelligent Design.” The documentary also exposes the “evil scientists” who believe in Darwins Origin of the Species, and by their own admission, come to the conclusion that if you believe in Darwinism, you must abandon your thoughts of there being a God... any god, because the two cannot co-exist, (which makes me wonder why some Christians are trying to make evolution and the Bible co-habitate in their minds.)

Nevertheless, there were some interesting statements made in regards to Intelligent Design. In the Christian community we find this to be an excellent way to open the door to teaching the word of God and many scientists on the “other side” are attacking Intelligent Design for this very reason. However with the New Age movement becoming stronger, and many being deceived by false teachers of religious things, I ask you... might “Intelligent Design” be used to describe another agenda?

With the masses of people tuning in on the internet and TV for New Age lessons with Oprah and a down and out Guru who thinks he got a calling to hook up with her and deceive many, it makes me wonder if all this might meet in the end. The New Agers will come to a point where they must "evolve", but low and behold, us lower vibration earth forms, namely Christians, will be holding them back and in their view must be eliminated, all in the name of their pantheistic religion of course. Talk about culture wars! But remember as beleivers we do not fight against flesh and blood, but that doesn't mean the culture war isn't out there. The enemy wants control.

I can’t help but wonder if the newly “evolved” will come to worship the “Intelligent Designer” not the Almighty God that we know and love as followers of the Real Jesus, but the office of the Christ consciousness that will come upon the “anti Christ” ready and waiting to deceive many more.

“We the people”, who once believed in a “Creator”, namely the Hebrew God of the Bible, may be systematically being indoctrinated by mass media into believing in an “Intelligent Designer” as they call it in the movie, possibly an alien, from another planet.

I must mention that the movie began with opening scenes from Germany and the Berlin Wall. The lack of open discussion and freedom of speech and study in science was equated with the wall. It is a wall in the mind of mankind that will not allow the freedom of speech and religion and the questioning of a world view that another may or may not hold. Many have died fighting for this freedom, and today here sit many of us taking this freedom for granted. Without the choice to look into Intelligent Design as a scientist or blog about it… it is not freedom. Without the hope that Almighty God offers us through His Son Jesus Christ and the finished work of yes... The Old Rugged Cross, people will come to understand there is no hope, that being born and dying are just processes that can be controlled, and timed, and why not act like animals while we are here because it just doesn't matter anyway.


Since I still have the freedom to share these things, the following are verses that came to mind during the movie….



For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. Romans 1:16

The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good. Psalm 14:1
For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.

And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. II Thessalonians 2:7 -12

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
Romans 1:18-23

And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. Revelation 22:19

For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God. Romans 14:11 -12


If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
1John 1:8-10

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
John 3:16-19

5 comments:

Pam said...

You have discussed things that have been on my mind a great deal this week; how such ideas creep into our consciousness, almost before we can realize it.
I had just recently come across the video of Oprah and her "guru." Also, there was a news story a day or so ago about the idea that Scientologists believe themselves to be a part of another race, a superior race.
I had not heard about "Expelled."
I immediately thought of the verse you posted, Psalms 14:1 and also verses 2-6.
And:
"Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour," (1 Peter 5:8, NASB).
Thank you for this post.
Blessings,
Pam

Jess said...

I was glad to find this! I just posted an email to my yahoo IFB group about info on this movie, and then I found this blog!!! I am interested to see what hollywood has done with this movie, but sure it will depress me, still. :(

La Tea Dah said...

Excellent post! Thank you.

Carol Van Atta, Princess Warrior said...

What a lovely site! I am looking forward to seeing this movie. Thank you for your words and beautiful photos. May God bless your family richly and beyond measure. Carol

Jess said...

Thanks for the website! If your DIL has any favorite history books, I'd love to get the titles. I did comment a little on the Abeka book you mentioned.

As far as the movie, no, I have not seen it yet, but prolly will this weekend maybe. When I do, I'll blog on it.

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