REVIVAL: King Kong

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  1. eloidalmanutha

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    Hollywood has announced its hopes of a revival in its explosive opening of the king this weekend.

    It's being billed as the greatest event of the year to revive lagging theatre sales and resurrect the financial failings of the year so far.

    Rumor has it that the underlying theme of the movie is allegorical of Biblical themes.

    When interviewed, KK quite openly mused that he was a type of savior, that in spite of a villainous portrayal, underneath it all, the imagery of sacrifice and redemption would be obvious to the most vocal critic.

    The Kong raises the level of allegory to a new high. Where the name of Jesus and God are lacking in the imagery of Narnia, in this flick the Name explodes in almost every scene, leaving no doubt that the silver screen has been redeemed at last.

    The allegory does not end there - the entire premise of revival most certainly can be applied to the movie itself, as most undoubtedly many will flock to see the movie and thus be moved to the churches in your area for a deeper taste of the gospel message.

    There has also been talk of developing educational material to be used in Sunday school classes so that young children can get a positive feel for the gentle giant. A newer softer look of King Kong will be introduced so that the kiddies can have a fuller appreciation of what Jesus would look as a gorilla.

    Sermon visuals and materials will also be introduced to pump up attendance so that seeker sensitive movie goers will feel comfortable in familiar surroundings.

    Don't miss the blockbuster film event of the year!!!!!! Block seating available. Contact your nearest theatre for all the details!!!!!!
     
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    I can feel the "spirit". I am going to try and get my "study guides" early, so that I can teach my sunday school class kiddies to see the hidden allegory clearly. This could be the greatest witnessing tool since the dawn of pre-historic man!
     
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    It is sad that you think mocking Christian literature like "Narnia" is a good thing.

    The Narnia books have been a "must read" by Christians since they came out.

    KK is not.

    Unless it is where KK fights Godzilla. That would be an interesting allegory.
     
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    The OP's mockery aside (it should come as no surprise, since he has been unable to make his point with objective logic), I haven't yet seen King Kong, but plan to before the year is out.
     
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    Sorry Tim, but one man's "Christian literature" is another man's heresy.
     
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    Amen!
     
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    Since the Chronicles of Narnia are neither a violation of scripture nor heretical, the point is moot.
     
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    It is disheartnening for me to see so many Christians persuing anything that looks like a form of godliness these days. My analogy is like when a young child has a pacifier and you try to remove it. They will react badly when this is done. The Word of God is sweet. The pacifier is tasteless with no nourishment.It is only a facade of the true and lasting satisfaction that only the Word can bring.
     
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    Your analogy is flawed. You incorrectly presume that everyone who reads the approves of the Chronicles of Narnia is as a young child with a pacifier. What you're doing is making a blanket false accusation upon your brethren.
     
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    Good Grief Charlie Brown! :rolleyes:
     
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    www.s-manga.net/boys/index.html
    I think they still have the new King Kong comic seris started off from the movie here, but isn't that taking it a little far, um, coptetively?
     
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    Why settle for pablum when strong meat is available. Read the Word and look to the light of Christ, instead of the glow of a movie screen, which is powered by the light of Disney.
     
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    I got a good chuckle out of this. I guess it was because just last night I was reading a blog about this very thing. The blog had a link to Saddleback. RW and Co. are cocked and loaded for the Narnia revival that is sure to break loose any day now. They have a whole series lined up to use in Sunday School, small groups etc... I don't know whether to laugh or cry when I see stuff like this. How does the persecuted church do it?
    All they have is God's Word. Sometimes just portions of it. It must be so dull just gathering together and discussing Scripture verse by verse.
    BTW, will the projected "revival" that is sure to happen with the Narnia movie simply dovetail into the "great awakening" that was sparked by the "Passion"? I wonder if there will be a shortage of available pastors , etc... with all the new church plants that have been started by the "passion" movement.
    Mercy,I didn't think we even needed a revival. I mean if everybody that read "prayer of Jabez" really meant what they prayed well my goodness every christian's territory should have widened to such an extent that there is no more ground to cover We should all be "healthy , wealthy and wise".
    Why doesn't TBN or some outfit like them just get it over with and start a home shopping network that sells christian merchandise 24hrs. a day 7 days a week.(Me thinks I should go out and get a patent quickly.) Actually is there really that much difference btwn Home shopping Network and TBN?
    Seriously, if we had a channel like that these quacks and heretics that make up 90% of TBN's airtime could actually make more money without having to beg for as much money from widows and old people. One reason this would be true is the fact that they wouldn't even have to fill up air time with all that hot air that they call a sermon. They could just cut to the chase and go straight to the mechandise.
    Is there really that much difference these days between alot of TV preachers and infomercials?
    I think not.
     
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    excellent post
     
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    I am actually thinking of starting a "teaching" series for the church, on the heels of all this Christian allegory. I may title it "Finding the salvation message in your carpet stains." or "The salvation message in your taco sauce", and teach people how to identify these "mystical" and "enchanted" appearences, or maybe "Marble fudge...what is it really saying?" [​IMG]

    In the words of Ricky Ricardo "It's just so ri-dic-u-lous."
     
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    Explain why Jesus taught using parables...and not the Scriptures?
     
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    There are two camps that need to be examined. Those who can find a demon in everything that happens, and those that try to find Christ in the things of the world.
     
  20. Boanerges

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    Does anyone here know the difference between a parable and a fable?


    2 Timothy 4

    KJV
    2Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
    3For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
    4And they shall turn away [their] ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

    LITERAL
    2 preach the Word, be urgent in season, out of season, convict, warn, encourage with all long-suffering and teaching.
    3 For a time will be when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own lusts, they will heap up to themselves teachers tickling the ear;
    4 and they will turn away the ear from the truth and will be turned aside to myths.
     

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