"I Was Monty's Double" is a 1958 film made by Associated British Picture Corporation (ABPC). It was directed by John Guillermin. The screenplay was adapted by Bryan Forbes from the autobiography of M. E. Clifton James, an actor who pretended to be General Montgomery as a decoy during the Second World War -- and who plays himself in the film. wiki
In real life, and in the film, James has to learn all the mannerisms and gestures of Monty. He learns all about his personal life, as much as possible, so that when he comes in contact with foreign agents, he will pass off as the real thing. The idea was to draw off a great number of Nazi troops to an area not designated for an offensive.
James learnt during the film (and presumably in real life) that Monty's two favourite books were:
1. The Bible 2. John Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress"
silly Yank wrote: 2 of the below.... El Alamein to the River Sangro(1948), The Memoirs of Field Marshal Montgomery (1958), An Approach to Sanity (1959), The Path to Leadership (1961), Normandy to the Baltic (1968) A Consise History of Warfare (1972) .
Nope, but good try. Anyone else want to have a crack at it?
Christopher000 wrote: Johm UK Wrote: What does it take to believe? Election, God's call, and the faith to believe in those intangible things that we can't see, hear, touch, or smell; those things that go beyond what science is capable of even investigating.
That's about the size of it, bro. It's all of God's grace.
Christopher000 wrote: I see this a bit different, I guess.
You guess right, Christopher. I take a completely opposite view.
Think about it for a minute. God came down from heaven and walked this earth, doing most amazing things that proved his divinity. But how many believed on him? Not many. The very people for whom he initially came, were the ones who called for his death. And they did this because he claimed to be equal with God, making himself God.
Spiritual death is far worse than we can ever imagine. It prevents even a simple understanding of spiritual things.
So why did a few of the Jews believe? After all, God spoke to multitudes of them face to face, healed a huge number of them from all sorts of illnesses, even death, he controlled the weather with a word, and walked upon water, he cursed a bush, confounded the doctors with his knowledge when he was twelve. He even raised himself from the dead.
Acts 14:19 KJV (19) And there came thither certain Jews from Antioch and Iconium, who persuaded the people, and, having stoned Paul, drew him out of the city, supposing he had been dead.
(dragged him out of the city unconscious)
Acts 14:20-22 KJV (20) Howbeit, as the disciples stood round about him, he rose up, and came into the city: and the next day he departed with Barnabas to Derbe. (21) And when they had preached the gospel to that city, and had taught many, they returned again to Lystra, and to Iconium, and Antioch, (22) Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.
Tribulation for disciples? Sure.
By God's grace, we'll get used to it.
Or has the light gone out, so that we can hide ourselves in the darkness of this world?
I had a look on the aig website just now, and it has a gospel message on the home page though the "celebrate dependence" link. https://answersingenesis.org/
It also says on the home page:
"Answers in Genesis is an apologetics ministry, dedicated to helping Christians defend their faith and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ effectively. We focus on providing answers to questions about the Bible â€” particularly the book of Genesis â€” regarding key issues such as creation, evolution, science, and the age of the earth."
downgrade spirals down still wrote: No church can reverse anything without the Spirit's work. Granted there is one true church here, another there, but they of themselves cannot reverse the flood of sodomy/feminism, neither can they create a revival. What if God's judgement is upon our nations-the last and final days are playing out exactly as God has decreed with the soon return of Christ. Not some pretrib 1000 year nonsense. God's judgement on any nation, our nation, should be obvious to genuine Christians.
It would be good for any church to get into the deeper teaching on the sovereignty of God that we might fear him rather than treat him as a kindly old fella. Jehovah is the omnipresent, omniscient, omnipotent God of Creation, who does according to his will, who saves according to his will, who demolishes according to his will, who raises up according to his will, and who is preparing right now to usher in the end of the world.
Our responsibility before him is to "Go into all the world and preach the gospel." His promise to us is "Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world."
Assembly of 2 wrote: Loved your comment... "we're ll priests before God, so you don't need to get any "professional" in to serve it up.
----------- Many of us are 'Israel to our tents' unable to find faithful gospel preachers. Praise God for providing SA.....lots of green pasture to feed upon.
Amen, and in the will of God, let us hope and pray that shortly you will be able to say that your assembly has doubled in size. It's amazing what we can find within a two mile radius of where we are. Maybe another couple looking for good, sound gospel ministry.
After three years of sowing the seed, our little pioneering group is holding its first breaking of bread (for believers) service tomorrow afternoon, before the main (public) evening meeting. How exciting is that?!
Thanks for Babbylon! What a great encouragement it is to know how the Lord worked in your life, and brought you to himself. Glory to God for what he brought us out of and what he brought us into. Most refreshing, thanks again.
I can just picture your little group getting together and talking of the things of God, and how he has saved us through faith. This is why it's a good thing to "remember him in his death" by holding a short "communion" or "breaking of bread" service. We're all priests before God, so you don't need to get any "professional" in to serve it up.
Dave wrote: Good evening mate, hope you are well, god bless you. Funny I was just reading Romans 8:7-11. Praise y'shua.
Ah of course, it is evening in oz. Yep, all is well here, thank you bro. Romans is a great book in the Bible, it explains a lot of things. And Paul's testimony in Philippians is most helpful to sort out salvation by faith or by works.
God bless you too, brother. And sometime, it would be really nice if you gave some idea of how you're fixed in what seems to be an increasingly godless country. Do you get regular fellowship locally? Or are you like many of us on here who fellowship together on SA? Great friendships can develop over time, as we get to know one another, even though the discussions can get quite heated at times.
Dave wrote: John you're right, Correct doctrine isn't preached enough now days Lie detector, I'm sorry , I was aggressive in nature towards you, may the Holy Spirit help you to discern scripture for all its truth as Gods word, amen
Good morning Dave, and thanks for your posts on this subject. The Lie Detector has yet to experience Romans 7:9 in her life, and when she does, she needs then to understand John 3:16, and then hopefully she will obey the call of God in Romans 10, because "whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved". Works will never do the job, but simple childlike faith in what Jesus has done in dying for our sins, paying our debt, and giving eternal life as a free gift of God's grace, that will do it.
"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord".
Philippians 3:9 KJV (9) And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: