I went to see the Son of God movie yesterday. It was a decent film. Movies like this one and the Passion of the Christ have to take some liberties and I sometimes struggle with them. The liberties in this movie made it seem more relational then others, which is probably how it was…not just the Word, but the downtimes, too. I could nitpick both movies…but the fact is that I am glad that they are in the movie theaters for the public to see. I am so excited that we live in a country where we are allowed to have Jesus be the star in a film. I love that both movies get The Message out there and I pray for the souls that see the movie that they may take a step closer to Him.
The previews we saw included Heaven is for Real and Noah. Heaven is for Real looks like it is matches the book pretty well. Noah has some big names in it and it will be interesting to see.
As excited as I am that these movies are in the theaters, I get nervous that since they are in the movie theaters, people will think of them as fiction or fantasy. So, I pray. It has to be better that they are in the theater than if they were not. So, I pray. I pray that a piece of the message, the Word, something will bring salvation to those who are not yet saved.
UPDATED: Everyone is asking me about the movie and this is my response to one of my most recent inquirers: