What Would Great Movies Be Like If Mobs Ruled Instead of God?


What Would Great Movies Be Like If Mobs Ruled Instead of God?

By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher

There are many discussions of social justice and different riots and demonstrations occurring. In this regard, the US constitution, guarantees our right to assemble, but not our right to riot as a mob.

The founding fathers were opposed to mobocracy. The French Revolution and the Russian Revolution were driven by mobocracy, to kill, mutilate, rape, pillage, and destroy.

Imagine if movies that are loved would turn from God’s grace to mobocracy.

For instance, in the movie BREAKTHROUGH, what if the mother didn’t pray for her son to recover, but got all the people who assembled to pray for him to march to the hospital and tear it down.

Or, imagine if in HACKSAW RIDGE, Desmond Doss, instead of praying to God and rescuing wounded soldiers, had led a rebellion against the war because of his beliefs.

Or imagine if BEN-HUR, who instead of submitting to God’s grace with the consequence of his family being healed of leprosy, decides to lead a rebellion against the Roman Oppression (an actual subplot in the original book, where instead Ben-Hur eventually decides to follow Christ).

I’m sure you can think of many other examples, but which would be better? For God’s grace and the fruit of the Holy Spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness, and self-control) to prevail, or for the mob to equalize everybody as Mao did by killing, mutilating and sending the intellectuals to work and die in the fields?

Mobocracy is not attractive in movies, although there are exceptions, and Grace is always a blessing where we can live in a transformed world and love our neighbor as we love yourself.

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