Monday, October 31, 2016

2016 - INTO THE INFERNO, more Herzog ranting

When it comes to the subject of volcanoes, Werner Herzog would seem to be your man.  With that voice and his typical pessimistic view of the world it would seem that Into The Volcano would be a nice way to watch some great visuals and hear some sour commentary. 

However even for Herzog this film seems more disjointed than usual.  The pretext of traveling around to look at some of the world's greatest volcanoes is merely and excuse for some rambling scenes involving native tribes, bone collecting and a visit to North Korea for some reason.

As usual in a Herzog film the the images are very arresting but even the scenes of the massive volcano eruptions  can't compensate for the disjointed nature of this film.

Kind of a disappointment.

104 minutes

1 comment:

Steve Finnell said...


How much of John Calvin's doctrine do you embrace? All of it, some of it? Why believe any of John Calvin's doctrine if it is contrary to Scripture?

The cornerstone of Calvinism is the T.U.L.I.P.
1. Total Depravity, which states men are sinners from conception and cannot believe the gospel, therefore God must individually predestine them for salvation.

2. Unconditional Election, which say some men are individually selected for salvation and others are selected to spend eternity in hell.

3. Limited Atonement, which means Jesus did not die for all men, but only died for those who were unconditional selected for salvation.

4. Irresistible Grace, which states that God's elect cannot resist the call of the gospel.

5. Perseverance of the Saints, (AKA once in grace always in grace) which mean Christians cannot lose their salvation.


Total Depravity: Acts 10:1-2 There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of what was called the Italian Regiment, 2 a devout man and one who feared God with all his household, who gave alms generously to the people, and prayed to God always.(NKJV)

Cornelius was not totally depraved from birth.

Job 1.1 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was blameless and upright, and one who feared God and shunned evil. (NKJV)

Job was not totally depraved at conception.

Unconditional Election: Mark 16:16 "He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. (NKJV)

Salvation is not unconditional.

Limited Atonement: 1 John 2:2 And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.(NKJV)

Jesus died for all men, not just a select few.

Irresistible Grace: Acts 7:51 "You stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears! You always resist the Holy Spirit; as your fathers did, so do you.(NKJV)

Yes, men can and do resist the Holy Spirit.

PERSEVERANCE OF THE SAINTS: Galatians 5:4 You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace. (NKJV)

Yes, Christians can fall from grace.

The results of believing the T.U.L.I.P doctrine are.

1. You do not have to believe that Jesus is the Christ; because God will force you to believe; because of irresistible grace.

2. You do not have to be immersed in water; because baptism is a work.

3. God selected you to go to heaven, but selected your neighbor to burn in hell.

4. Even though you live an unrepentant sinful lifestyle or have rejected Jesus as the Christ you will still be saved, because you are, once in grace always in grace.

5. You do not have to believe that God raised Jesus from the grace; because you have been saved by grace alone.

6. You do not have to make the commitment to turn from sin and turn toward God, because God gave you the faith to become saved, so you are saved by God's gift of faith and you have been saved by faith alone.

7. You do not have to be obedient to any of God's terms for pardon; because you have been saved by grace alone.

It is not possible to believe only parts of the T.U.L.I.P---- Remove any part of Calvin's T.U.L.I.P the flower wilts.