WOW!! That's all I can say….WOW!!
The Adjustment Bureau is a "Must See" for those of us who are wrestling with Free Will versus Determinism.
I won't spoil it for you, but it's interesting to see a movie endorsed by Hollywood that deals with such religious issues. God, Angels, Free Will; all a part of this mysterious story of two people who happen to have been connected for years. The force of life continues to bring them together in spite of numerous obstacles, and in the end the viewer is left to wonder, "Do we really have free will to choose, or is there a greater plan at work in the world?"
I found it incredibly interesting as much of the intellects in the Christian World are fighting back and forth over who goes to heaven and who goes to hell. Rob Bell just released a book called LOVE WINS which is supposed to discuss the possibilities of heaven and hell.
Mark Driscoll wrote a blog yesterday outlining the ancient churches opinion on the necessity of a Judge and an atonement sacrifice.
John Piper preaches eloquently about the need for Jesus and His choice over us.
I'm amazed at how culture seems to be swimming through this issue. Even as the current Japanese Tsunami issues play over and over on the national news, the questions surrounding this awful event seem to sound like, "How would a loving God allow this to happen?" "Did he pre-determine all those people to die?"
The Adjustment Bureau raises those questions in a pop culture type of way. If I were you, I'd be sure to take a youth group, or a small group, and get ready for hours of discussion afterwards.
A couple of verses to leave you with…
For God so loved the WORLD that He gave His one and only Son, that WHOSOEVER Believeth in Him would not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. (Ephesians 1:3-4)
So Which One is It?