Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Our Culture and Frankenstein

I am not a storyteller, as is Gramps, but as we shared devotions from Jonathan Cahn’s Sapphires, we decided this one, January 7th, was good for all to read.

“But know this. that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, ….. lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, ‘having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!” II Timothy 3:1-5 (read 1-9)

This Devotional was tiled: Our Culture and Frankenstein

Most people who know the story of Frankenstein miss the point of the story. “Frankenstein was not primarily a horror or monster story, but a morality tale.  Dr Frankenstein attempts to play God and create life from death.  The result is the creation of a monster that ends up destroying everything he loves, cares about and ultimately the Doctor himself.

The message of the tale is biblical. when man attempts to play God, or to “become as God,” the end is always destruction and death.  We are now witnessing the phenomenon on a global scale – as man, through science, takes it upon himself to redefine right and wrong, or disregard the ways of God – man is, in effect, playing God.  And the end of that road is always destruction.  We live in a Frankenstein civilization. 

Soo, Young and not so young readers, Cahn closed his devotional though with these words, A challenge for each of us: “All the more, as believers, we must lift up the name of God, in everything we do.  For in an end-time civilization – there are only those play God and those who worship Him.”

Blessings,

Gma J and Gramps