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MemberFebruary 14, 2021 at 12:41 am
All by itself, this film might not be a great evangelistic tool in all circumstances. Christian love has a great value as a witness. Yet Against the Tide should be a good tool in dialing down the volume of some who oppose God and cite science in their opposition to God.
One of the biggest challenges is that our love not grow cold.
“Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold,
but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.” (Matt. 24:12-13 NIV)
Jesus gave a parable of a sower. Some seed sprouted up quickly because it was shallow but had no root and then withered in the heat. Some seed fell among thorns and got choked out.
John Lennox grew in his faith through challenges. The word of God is suitable to give us growth, patience, endurance, love etc. We don’t all have perfect knowledge. Jesus didn’t attempt to dump all his knowledge on the disciples. (John 16:12-15) The disciples ended up having lots of discussions as God did his work in changing the makeup of the early church. It required a spiritual mind. Few were prepared for the fact the church was going to embrace Gentiles. One thing for sure is that love is going to be necessary for us to be proper servants of God as the he does whatever he is going to do through HFS.