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|Format: Word Document|
Vendor: Christianity Today
|Publication Date: 2009|
Series: Movie Bible Study for Teens
Free your mind.
The Matrix trilogy has been hailed as a triumph in filmmaking, breaking ground for both technical achievements and for combining philosophy, religion, and pop culture with mass-market appeal. The films raise challenging moral and philosophical questions all while captivating audiences with thrilling battles of good versus evil, man versus machine, and creator versus the created.
What do these films say about the nature of self-knowledge, faith, love, reality, free will, and destiny? This discussion guide will help you examine these issues and discuss the movie from a biblical perspective.
Discussing the Scenes
--Temet Nosce: Know thyself
(Psalm 139:23 24; Philippians 3:10; 1 Corinthians 2:7 14, Romans 10: 8-10)
--Faith: Free your mind from fear, doubt, and disbelief
(Philippians 4:4 9; Hebrews 11; James 2:14 26)
--Reality and Truth: The Matrix has you
(John 12:40; Romans 8:19 21; Galatians 4:1 9)
--Slavery: You are a slave born into bondage
(Joshua 24:15; Matthew 6:23 25; John 12:40; Romans 6:16 18; Romans 7; Romans 12:1 2)
--Fate: We re all here to do what we re all here to do
(Romans 8:29 30; Psalms 139:9 10; Joshua 24:15; Ephesians 1:4 7; Acts 17: 26 27)
As the Credits Roll
The Matrix (Warner Brothers, 1999), The Matrix Reloaded (Warner Brothers, 2003), and The Matrix Revolutions (Warner Brothers, 2003), rated R.
This Bible study is not an endorsement of the movie by Christianity Today International. Before watching this film, please get advice and guidance from your parents or youth pastor.
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