So, I recently watched the movie “Frozen” (a few times) and was blown away by the good news it contained! It was truly the Gospel in Disney form! lol… I love how the bad things that happened weren’t a result of evil, but of fear! Hate and evil are not the opposite of love- Fear is! What if evil and sin were never the real issue?? God created the world and said that it was “good.” He never created evil. What if evil is just the twisted result of our own fear? What if Jesus came, not to defeat evil and give us a second chance at choosing good, but to destroy fear….the fear of God, by revealing how very good God is, and the fear of our mistakes by revealing our perfection in Him! In his act of true love, at the cross, he broke the curse of fear! You don’t have to be afraid any more!!! He really loves us, and his love heals everything and sets everything right!!! You can be who you were made to be- Love, just like your Papa! Hahahaha!! Lotta glory on princesses and true love….
I love how Andre Rabe shares the good news from 2 Corinthians in this video!
When you only read one translation of the Bible, you miss out on so much! It’s pretty wild how one word can change a whole verse, and how the translator’s personal beliefs affect how he translates! Take for example, Galations 2:20….
The NIV (which is pretty much all I read growing up) says ” I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith IN the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” But, if you read other translations, you might see a little word that changes everything! “I am crucified with Christ. Nevertheless, I live, yet not I, but Christ liveth in me, and the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith OF the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”
Did you see the difference? According to the NIV, it appears that I live because of my faith in Jesus! It becomes about right believing, and ultimately my salvation rests on my shoulders. But, in the KJV, I live by HIS faith! I live because of his love for me and because of his sacrifice! This makes my heart light and full of joy! I feel his faith bursting forth in my heart….and it feels a lot like rest. 🙂