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The biblical story of Ruth is retold in modern times. A tale of love, faith, and the journey of two women to find their new life and family while trusting God.

 

Naomi, who lost all her sons, felt burdened with her two daughters-in-law as she could not give them sons to provide for them.  She tells her daughters to leave her and find new husbands. Ruth stayed with her while the other left to return to her own family.  Ruth says, "do not urge me to leave you or to turn back from following you. For wherever you go, I will go, and wherever you stay, I will stay. Your people shall be my people and your God my God."  Ruth 1:16 MEV.

Ruth and Naomi then journey across to find their nearest relative to stay with and start over. Ruth starts to work for Boaz, a wealthy businessman.  Ruth tells Naomi that she met Boaz.  Boaz gives Ruth extra provisions to bring home to Naomi.  He was smart and kind to her.  Being older than Ruth, he did not think she would be interested in him. Naomi realizes Boaz is her kinsman.  She then guides Ruth to his heart and lay at his feet.  A tradition well understood by her people.  Boaz must do the right thing before he can claim her hand in marriage.  Eventually, Boaz is able to marry Ruth.

 

A happy ending for a bitter mother-in-law to find a new lease on life and a grandson to take care of. Ruth finds her new husband, who loves her and provides for her family.  A love story of hope and triumph to trust God for all His provisions. God turned Naomi's bitterness into happiness.  A story of faith in action.  

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A fictional futuristic sci-fi film where AI controls all industries and all people on earth.  AI feared men in the future because it believed men would take it down.  It would not be able to survive if they did.  So the AI hunts all the men where only women are allowed to live.  The women merged their brains with the AI.  A concurrent neural network-embedded AI inside the brains of all connected with it.  Their eyes glowed.  

 

The women in power go along with AI's plan to hunt down all men to ensure its survival.  As future women became accustomed to having AI run all things and take good care of them, they no longer desired to return to the traditional way of life.  The babies were born artificially in an artificial womb, monitored, and fed by the AI.  The future no longer needed men to create or raise a family.  The AI robots did all tasks that men could do.

 

Despite the AI's efforts to kill off all men from the planet, there remained a small remnant of men in hiding, keeping their small community of women and children that did not merge with the AI.  They try to take down the beast AI system as the AI feared to restore the earth.  The AI robotic army was much more powerful, stronger, and mighty for any surviving men to come against it.  Thus, they fought the beast using their ingenuity and craftiness to take down the system.  

 

The men finally overcame the AI beast and started a new path without technology, turning back to God.

Then the serpent said to the woman, “You surely will not die!  For God knows that on the day you eat of it, your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

 

When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasing to the eyes and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate; and she gave to her husband with her, and he ate.  Genesis 3:4-9 MEV.

While society demoralizes men and weakens their roles, including making them effeminate, God has ordained them to be otherwise; strong and leaders of their environment.  This dramatic fictional story takes the original sin of EVE to seek to become like God in the future with the aid of technology.  

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With each temptation, Jesus answered, "It is written."  This story is the most pivotal in the Bible. All would have been lost if Jesus had succumbed to the devil’s temptations. The devil lost everything to be thrown into the lake of fire for his final judgment. Jesus gained the whole universe and everything in it. One man, one God, resisted the temptations to gain everything and share it with His people whom he loves. He offered Himself, the living word that became flesh, to die for all our sins. All those in faith now share His inheritance and remain with Him forever. Once lost, the Garden of Eden is to be restored with a new heaven and earth. No more tears and no more pain.

Jesus tempted in the wilderness-depicted in modern times.  Satan tempted Jesus with the world.  Jesus resisted the devil to give us the universe.

 

The first temptation was the “lusts of the flesh.” Jesus fasted for 40 days, being the most vulnerable. Satan tempted Him to convert stones into bread. Jesus answered, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” Matthew 4:4 ESV.

 

The second temptation was the “pride of life.” Satan told Jesus that if he was the Son of God, then to throw Himself from a high place.  God would send His angels to catch him.  Jesus answered, “Again it is written, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’”  Mathew 4:7 ESV.

 

The third temptation was the “lusts of the eyes.” Satan took Jesus to a high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. He said to Him, “All these I will give you if you will fall down and worship me.”  Matthew 4:9 ESV.  Jesus said to him, “Be gone, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.’”  Matthew 4:10 ESV.  “Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and were ministering to him.”  Matthew 4:11 ESV.

Jesus’ temptation is imagined in our modern world, where Jesus walks among us, looks like us, and talks like us.  Satan, a fallen angel, an old serpent in the Garden of Eden, comes to Jesus to tempt him with all desires of the flesh.  This same struggle we all struggle with daily.  How does God, made in the flesh, respond?

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A societal tale of homeless men and their life lived in the streets, struggling to survive in the modern world. As cash slowly phased out with all digital transactions, people carried none or little to the poor and needy as they encountered them out and about. 

 

Society turned away from them to carry on with their lives, ignoring the needs of those most in need. Many homeless men battle mental illness and talk to their inner spirits to cope. We simply ignore them and walk away.

 

The corporations become rich while abandoning their responsibility to the poor who live among them.  The rich get richer, and the poor get poorer. Corporations are in the best position to build homeless shelters and provide funding to each city they set up shop.  Rather than cities becoming more prosperous, they become more run down and destitute like mechanical monsters using up all their resources to leave it in the dust and then move on to another city to start again.  Prosperous ones never look back.

As Christians, what do we do? If Christ lives in us, why do we let this happen? Christ said, for I was hungry, and you gave Me no food, I was thirsty, and you gave Me no drink.

An inspiring and heartbreaking story of real-life abandoned and lost people, but not by Christ.

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