The movie, 'God's Not Dead' features Kevin Sorbo as Professor Radisson and Shane Harper as Josh Wheaton who engage in a theological v. philosophical battle in the halls of academia. The character, Josh Wheaton is warned by another student (who spies that Josh is wearing a necklace with a crucifix) on the day that he signs up for Philosophy 150, that he is about to enter a class that is akin to a Roman Coliseum including students cheering for his death.
On the first day of class, Prof. Radisson demands that each of his students sign a paper that declares that "God is dead!" Every student does except for Josh and the battle is on! Some of the very best quotes from this movie:
"Nonsense remains nonsense even if spoken by famous scientists," by John Lennox; in response to Richard Dawkins' comment about the creation of the universe.
Then the denouement,
Josh: "Why do you hate God?"
Radisson: "Because God took everything from me!"
Josh: "How can you hate someone that doesn't exist?"
The movie features other characters who have either chosen to follow Jesus Christ, such as a young Islamic girl (played by Hadeel Sittu), who is also at the same university. She is discovered by her Father who after finding out that she is listening to Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham, throws her out of his house. Then there is Willie and Korie Robertson, Duck Commanders from the popular show, Duck Dynasty that just recently ran into their own controversy when Phil Robertson stood up for his beliefs regarding the homosexual lifestyle; Robertson declared that it was a sinful lifestyle and subsequently A&E fired him from the show.
Cory Oliver plays Mina, Prof. Radisson's girlfriend who just happens to be a Christian herself who has to make a choice to either stay with him or leave him. She chooses to leave him because of his Anti-Christ views. Finally, Prof. Radisson calls Mina wanting to speak with her but she is at the Newsboys concert and he makes his way to the concert hall intrigued by its title: 'God's Not Dead' Tour. Actor David A.R. White who plays the pastor, who witnesses to Radisson.
The movie also has great music with the Christian rock group, the Newsboys, playing songs from their 'God's not dead' tour that toured the world. They are also part of the cast of this movie and witness to a reporter (played by Trisha LaFache), who is dying from cancer, who also happens to not be a believer in Christ. They pray for her and she chooses to believe in Jesus Christ.
This movie gives everyone that watches it an opportunity to decide for themselves. Does God exist? Did He ever? Is He dead indeed? Is the Christian Bible telling the truth or the halls of academia which are filled with atheists? This movie is a great evangelistic and inspirational tool for Christians to bring their non-Christian friends to see. Why? Because it's never too late to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior until you take your last breath. The Scripture below can be said by those who are seeking God and if the person truly believes, they shall be saved. Go see the movie! It rates a five star rating from this writer.
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
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