I find myself thinking his answer to this question especially since he has teamed up with Liberty University will be wrong given the below.
“That’s one of the questions that wrecks people’s faith, that’s a question that turns Christians into atheists, it’s one of the big hand grenades that unbelievers like to throw at communities of faith,” he said. “I’m looking to answer this by taking you on a journey, back through the Garden of Eden to the creation of Adam and Eve and the fall … all the way through to Israel, Christ, and the destruction of the temple in A.D. 70, to show that all kinds of tragedies have taken place in the plan of God and He steers that tragedy and uses it to accomplish what He loves and ultimately restore all things back to Himself.”I've talked about this a bit before, where I point out that too many believe the "bad things" that happened are produced via God. There are evil things that happen in this world, via sin or even the sins of others, or even death that came into the world via sin.
Romans 5:12 - Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
By the way there is a little funny theology there in the line " ultimately restore all things back to Himself". What about those who end up in hell?
Jeremiah 29:11 is one of those verses, that the Bible versions, really CHANGED. The false version of this verse is abused all over the place. Let's read the KJV verse and notice the words in YELLOW.
Jeremiah 29:11-13 King James Version (KJV)
11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
12 Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. 13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
Do you notice the difference here? Do you see the change even in the meaning here?
BEST LIFE NOW "Christians" could skew this?
I haven't seen this movie yet, but since he is planning to explain the reasons for tragedies, and since he is already speaking of PLANS for THIS LIFE, something bothers me, about it all.
How many have been trained to see tragedies, evil, death happening in this world as part of GOD'S PLAN?
Don't get me wrong, I believe God can use evil for good. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28 KJV).
But how many are being given this false message? Do you agree with me it's false? Do you see how I think this is being abused? The whole "PLAN" thing bothers me. If people are told that God has extraordinary plans for them in THIS LIFE, how many will fall away when facing the hardships of this world?
Will Kirk Cameron in this movie tell people God is not the author of evil, and that sin brought death and suffering to this world or will he tell them God has a great "plan" for their life here on earth?
I suppose I will have to watch the movie, but wanted to say something about all this PLAN stuff.
There was controversy about Facebook and Youtube censoring his movie but it was later blamed on a glitch.