Back in the 1970’s and 80’s, actor Clint Eastwood played a part in a popular movie series which made him even more of a movie star than he already was.
Clint Eastwood played the part of Inspector “Dirty Harry” Callahan, a police detective in San Francisco.
There were FIVE Dirty Harry movies and, in each one, the writers tried to give Eastwood at least ONE totally memorable line which then could be used for marketing the movie, for kids playing Dirty Harry in their backyards, for ANYONE who needed something ‘cool’ to say when in a jam.
IN the first movie, Dirty Harry, the line took the form of a Clint Eastwood soliloquy, (said to a villain as Eastwood cocked his infamous .44 magnum revolver).
“I know what you’re thinking: “Did he fire six shots or only five?” Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I’ve kinda lost track myself. But being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you’ve got to ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do you, punk?”
In a later film, Dirty Harry said a line that became somewhat memorable and which is AT ODDS with the modern world.
“Well, you’re a good man, lieutenant. A good man always knows his limitations…”
In the modern world, knowing one’s limitations is not very popular.
Mainly because many moderns feel they have FEW limitations to worry about.
So, while Inspector Harry Callahan observed that a ‘good man knows his limitations,’ the modern man declares “That was a MOVIE! And that MOVIE was made almost 50 years ago!”
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WHICH view does the reader hold: the modern man’s OR Harry Callahan’s?
It is not YET too late–although time is surely running out: there is still a LITTLE time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.
DOES the reader believe he is saved?
DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
—1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: October 19, 2022.]
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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