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“God’s Not Dead 2” Film in Theaters Now!

On Friday, April 1, 2016, the film God’s Not Dead 2 is being released in theaters. The movie features Sadie Robertson (Duck Dynasty), Jesse Metcalfe (Dallas), David A. R. White, Melissa Joan Hart, Robin Givens and Ray Wise (X-Men: First Class).

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Here’s the synopsis of the film, according to the International Movie Database: “When a high school teacher is asked a question in class about Jesus, her reasoned response lands her in deep trouble and could expel God from the public square once and for all.”

[Source: imdb.com]

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Focus on the Family describes the film’s plot line as:

“High school history teacher Grace Wesley is asked a question about Jesus and His teachings by a student during class. Ms. Wesley, a devoted Christian, responds accordingly.

The fallout from Grace Wesley’s biblically-based answer is significant. She gets into hot water with the principal and school board. Making matters worse, parents soon complain that Wesley is guilty of proselytizing. She’s pressured to apologize.

Ms. Wesley, played by Melissa Joan Hart, reluctantly heads off to settle the matter in court…”

[Source: http://jimdaly.focusonthefamily.com/gods-not-dead-2-inspired-actual-court-cases]

The film covers persecution that the church faces, our rights as citizens of the United States, what it means to stand up for your beliefs regardless of being judged by the world, and being consistent in your value systems aside from culture and societal pressures.

According to the website, the Inquisitr,

“God’s Not Dead 2, the sequel to the 2014 film, is already getting some pushback from atheists. Earlier this month, actor and founder of Pure Flix David A. R. White spoke to the Blaze about the film’s supposed “fake Christian persecution…It’s an interesting thing, because, if it wasn’t real, why do they get so offended by it? I don’t think it would annoy people if it wasn’t true.”

[Source: www.inquisitr.com/2947139/gods-not-dead-2-was-inspired-by-real-court-cases]

I am on board to support this film and love the band Newsboys, also featured in the film, who sing “God’s Not Dead.” Don’t you just love that song? I love the lyrics: “My God’s not dead, He’s surely alive, He’s living on the inside, roaring like a lion….”

Watch the official movie trailer here:

[Source: http://godsnotdeadthemovie.com ]

PI founder, Nicole Weider and writer Christi Given went to see the film and enjoyed it very much. The film was so inspiring and encouraging regarding sharing our faith but also sheds light on persecution. At the end of the film, there is a list of court cases that indicate that there have been real people facing trials because of what they believed.

Some examples of persecution listed at the end of the credits of the film are:

“A case where two students at Georgia Institute of Technology were told to discontinue holding conservative and religious events on school grounds.
•A case where a Christian student at the Los Angeles Community College shared his belief in a speech class that he believes that marriage is between one man and one woman and the professor interrupted the speech calling him a “fascist.”
•A case at Superior Street Elementary School where a student with cerebral palsy wanted to dance in the school talent show but was denied because the song she chose was too religious.”

[Source: www.inquisitr.com/2947139/gods-not-dead-2-was-inspired-by-real-court-cases/#geU0escbC6A8peby.99 ]

[Source: http://jimdaly.focusonthefamily.com/gods-not-dead-2-inspired-actual-court-cases]

Check out “God’s Not a Dead 2” and support faith based stories, projects, and movies! Let’s start a revival in Hollywood and change culture and society! Amen?

PI Girls, are YOU going to see the film this weekend? Let’s continue to pray for Hollywood, amen?

Find Christi on social media: @christigiven.

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9 Comments

  1. Smylinggirl

    Posted by Smylinggirl on April 4, 2016 at 04:58

    Going to see it April 8th with my youth group! SO EXCITED!!!!!!

  2. Project Inspired

    Posted by CarolineK on April 3, 2016 at 18:55

    I’m going this week… I can’t wait!!

  3. martial_artist_for_Jesus

    Posted by martial_artist_for_Jesus on April 3, 2016 at 13:39

    I haven’t watched this movie yet, but am planning to. I liked the regular “God’s Not Dead” (within reason though, since I’m a YEC Christian 🙂 ), but one thing that got under my skin a bit was having multiple storylines at once and attempting to follow them all… I felt that it made the movie less… IDK, impactful, somehow. I like the idea of a couple different stories running, but ONLY a couple, and make them deep, meaningful, and DETAILED, instead of trying to cover the group with many, less detailed stories. I guess what I’m trying to say is, when it come to these movies, quality is MUCH better than quantity. I saw Risen, it was told from one or two different perspectives, and loved it, its detail, and utter devotion to both Biblical and historical accuracy (a generous Bible professor of mine took me and a friend to see it; paid for both out tickets 🙂 ), it made all the difference. I just hope “God’s Not Dead 2” goes for quality of story rather than just quantity, because that way people will listen more, remain riveted more. And I think that corresponds a lot to what this movie’s trying to get out, about our Christian rights and freedoms being subtracted from our lives by unbelievers who don’t get it.
    On the other hand, I am happy they are making this into something I can relate to. Recently, my college, Geneva, went to the “Supreme” Court with a few other Christian Colleges from Oklahoma, about the healthcare mandate Obama set up, requiring us to provide contraceptives that can kill innocent, unborn babies. Naturally, we refused, so we took them to court. What I don’t get is that people seem to be deliberately targeting schools and business who are, in gov’t-optimistic numbers, very likely to not want this forced upon them (I mean, they know we are a Christian school. And a highly CONSERVATIVE Christian school. They ought to be able to put two and two together….). I am sick of the gov’t challenging our God-given rights, of what even our Founders acknowledged in our Constitution and the Amendments. It is high time we fight back, and I very much respect and like “God’s Not Dead 2,” in this aspect.

  4. Beka08

    Posted by Beka08 on April 3, 2016 at 13:09

    I went and saw this movie and it was awesome! So inspiring and encouraging!

  5. Justilean

    Posted by Justilean on April 3, 2016 at 07:28

    This movie is all well and good, and I’m all for supporting religious freedom and expression. Now if the teacher were a Muslim and had been asked a question about Islam, would the same people come out of the theater saying how much they love religious freedom?

  6. ChristinaGiven

    Posted by ChristinaGiven on April 3, 2016 at 01:49

    @ana12 it also
    Says, in the book of Revelation and many other places in God’s Word the Lord is referenced as the lion and the lamb… : )

    “Then one of the elders said to me, ‘Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.” -Revelation 5:5

  7. Project Inspired

    Posted by Ana12 on April 1, 2016 at 23:10

    “Be sober, be watchful: your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour” – Peter 5:8. In the song “Gods not Dead” it says God roars like a lion but in the bible it says the devil roars like lion.

    • krisitty

      Posted by krisitty on April 2, 2016 at 17:59

      The bible also describes God as “the Lion of the tribe of Judah”. So what is your point exactly?

  8. Project Inspired

    Posted by saraileft on April 1, 2016 at 22:47

    I just saw the movie and it is amazing. I recommend it 🙂 you might want to take some tissues though 🙂