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).
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.”
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…”
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.”
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 ]
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