God’s not Dead should inspire believers in their walk with Jesus.
God’s Not Dead is a kick in the pants for unconverted sinners and a wake-up call for slumbering Christians and that is why it is worth seeing. You won’t see the world or the worldly church embrace God’s Not Dead because, frankly, it confronts them.
The popularity of the film is being spread as the Gospel should be, by word of mouth from people who have seen it and been authentically touched by it.
With only 780 theatres opening weekend, this inspiring film made $9.2 million. It is rated PG for adult themes.
Without the big budget or celebrity names, people are raving over this film and they are spreading the word to others. But this movie is a success for a different reason: It’s not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ. On numerous occasions it shares that gospel in a direct and dramatic way.
Starring Kevin Sorbo and Dean Cain with appearances by Willie and Korie Robertson of Duck Commander and the Christian rock band Newsboys, the low budget movie challenges the definition of true Christianity and defuses many of the stereotypes. When college freshman Josh Wheaton is challenged to defend his belief in God by his atheist philosophy teacher (Sorbo), he finds that his struggle is not only in the classroom and forces him to choose between discipleship and his most cherished relationships.
To all those who take their faith seriously, there are some very familiar moments in this film. The unanswered question that the movie poses is “What do Communism, Atheism, Liberalism and Shiny-Happy Christianity have in common?” The stunning answer is that they all oppose the true disciple of Christ.
I don’t imagine that this movie will cause multitudes of unbelievers to come to Jesus, although I do think that many may come to Christ as a result of the seeds planted, but the true effect of God’s Not Dead will be on the life of believers. It is an absolute challenge to true discipleship and many are missing that point. The gospel is shared several times in this film and we are also reminded on several occasions of, Matthew 10:32-33 “Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.”
By: Liz Kaye
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