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Titanic: The Movie and the Lie

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Black and white image of survivors of the Titanic tragedy in life boats, on their way to RMS Carpathia on April 15th, 1912.

Since the Titanic’s demise, there has been much speculation of what went on aboard this ship, when finally those left behind did not have an ounce of hope to board a lifeboat. Some of the lifeboats were whisked and whirled in a downward effect from the suction of the steamliner going under, those aboard them losing their lives.

The Captain could not comprehend that his ship was in such deep distress until the water was ankle deep in the mail room. It was then he realized the multi-layered hull had been cracked, making sinking inevitable. Ships that could have been sent to rescue the Titanic were not called upon until it was too late.

While we have to give the movie, Titanic, originally released in 1997, now Titanic 3-D, high points for its accuracy in portraying the facts, the message of the movie is a hopelessness about death and life.

Some people say they have an uncanny, almost eerie fascination with the Titanic and the Titanic movie. Some people will go and see the movie because everyone else is. Some will go many, many times.

How can it be that the movie so many people have claimed to be so powerful and beautiful is really an idolization and exaltation of sin and and living large when last breathes on this earth are breathed? Faced with death, sinning greatly in the last moments is not a beautiful thing. Sin never celebrates life, but breeds death. It’s being proud of what we should be ashamed of.

I read a one-sentence review: “The movie, Titanic, makes me cry …it’s so full of love ♥”

Really? Is it?

The movie, Titanic, in the 15 years since its release has lied to its viewers. Having pre-marital sex as you face eternity is not beautiful. This is not love.

It’s really powerful, but the power is not of God, so it’s not the kind of power that you want or should desire.

Some of you reading this article will say, don’t worry about it, it’s just a story.

The problem is that people, young and old, leave the theater believing the lie that drama in life or death, as long as it is powerful, is also beautiful. And some of them, more than you know, will be inspired to pretend and play out the “beauty” and the “power.” But friends, life is not a drama, we are living real lives and the winner takes all, heaven or hell.

The movie, Titanic, makes me cry. It makes me cry because it is a lie.

But the truth is, as a non-believer, IF you are given any notice that this will be your final moments, I pray that you would call out to Jesus to save you from your sins, not delve deeper into them.

If you know Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and you are awake to face your final moments, may your voice be filled with the Gospel message to all those who can hear and your hands be lifted high to welcome the angels coming to carry you to your eternal home.

My fascination is not eerie with the Titanic; it’s a heart filled with sorrowful concern and love. Jesus looked over a city and wept. Those that don’t know the Lord today in 2012 are on a “Titanic.”

The Good News of Jesus Christ is that there are unlimited lifeboats for ALL who repent and believe.

 “But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

1 Corinthians 15:57

About Cheryl Moeller

Cheryl Moeller has been married to her best friend Bob for 30 years. They are the parents of six children, one son-in-law, and three lively dogs. She uses her over-the-counter-top stand up comedy at women's groups and retreats, prays like it's her full-time job, writes a syndicated humor column, blogs about life with lots of kids at www.momlaughs.blogspot.com, and authors books such as Keep Courting: 100 Ways to Keep Courting After Marriage (purchase on their website) and Marriage Miracle (Harvest House 2010). Bob and Cheryl's passion is to connect two hearts for a lifetime. They have co-founded For Better For Worse For Keeps Ministries www.bobandcherylmoeller.com.

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Cheryl Moeller

Cheryl Moeller has been married to her best friend Bob for 30 years. They are the parents of six children, one son-in-law, and three lively dogs. She uses her over-the-counter-top stand up comedy at women's groups and retreats, prays like it's her full-time job, writes a syndicated humor column, blogs about life with lots of kids at www.momlaughs.blogspot.com, and authors books such as Keep Courting: 100 Ways to Keep Courting After Marriage (purchase on their website) and Marriage Miracle (Harvest House 2010). Bob and Cheryl's passion is to connect two hearts for a lifetime. They have co-founded For Better For Worse For Keeps Ministries www.bobandcherylmoeller.com.

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