Monday, December 12, 2011
Different Camera Angles Inspire the Bible
But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. ~ 2 Peter 3:8
Sherlock Holmes, a fictional character created by author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, solved many mysteries using his uncanny reasoning skills. He could spend a lifetime attempting to crack the Bible code and still only scratch the surface.
Outside the Bible belt are many skeptics who never made it past the first book, Genesis. Detective work is needed to make inferences believers call the "leap of faith." Clues such as "a thousand years are like a day" help us to understand how God made something out of nothing and how long it took.
Prophets in the Old Testament saw the script in advance before the screenplay was completed and did their best to give readers a sneak preview of the plot. Although the camera angles often appear to be identical for Matthew, Mark and Luke, there is one important difference. Luke wasn't filming his shots as they happened. Matthew and Mark were there in person. Luke heard all the stories and recreated his shots years later. John was given permission to bring his camera into Heaven and capture some scenes the other three didn't get to see. The Movie Director wanted to make sure the audience understood the full meaning of the Bible and all four camera angles were necessary. Like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Luke was not only a writer, but also a physician. Luke is responsible for writing the Acts of the Apostles. This section of the Bible depicts life after Jesus turned over His ministry to His followers. In order to gain market share, the Holy Spirit appeared like a wind to light a fire in the hearts of the followers.
If you're looking for a good mystery, read the Bible from cover to cover. Here is a chart from Wikipedia showing the similarities and differences between the four camera angles used in the New Testament. May it help you understand the story line...