When a Movie Inspires
As a preacher, my passion is to talk about Jesus, my Creator Who made everything “In the beginning” (Gen. 1:1). So of course I was excited when the movie Son of God was released in theaters back in February.
Story by Jose Cortes, president of the New Jersey Conference
As a preacher, my passion is to talk about Jesus, my Creator Who made everything “In the beginning” (Gen. 1:1). So of course I was excited when the movie Son of God was released in theaters back in February. The famous Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado delivered a very powerful and inspirational portrayal of Jesus, from His humble birth through His teachings, crucifixion, death and resurrection.
The production impacted millions of people and received endorsement from some religious leaders, however, some critics didn’t believe the movie deserved the support of Christian audiences because it was not completely faithful to the Scriptures. I admit the movie failed to make it clear just why Jesus came and died. I believe there is not a movie nor book that can contain all the events and acts of Jesus. Still, I deeply appreciate anyone’s effort to talk about Jesus. There are areas the movie touched on that reached people in a way that most of our churches cannot. The movie allows us to start a conversation about Jesus and gives us the opportunity to share more about Him. The main thing I regret about the movie is that we, in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, did have not the opportunity to produce it.
So much money and time is expended talking about and making movies about things that have no value. My challenge for you today is to use any means possible to share Jesus’s Message with everyone you come in contact with—those close to us and also far away—in our family, with our friends, in our neighborhood, via a movie or on Facebook. People are dying around the world, and they need Jesus!
Read more from the June 2014 Visitor:
- June 2014 Feature: The Reel Deal Are Adventists Ready to Take on Film?
- Columbia Union Filmmakers to Watch
- Movies we Want to See
- What Happened to the Record Keeper?
- Underscore: How do we Continue to Engage Members That Need to Worship at Home?
- 4 Practices of an Inclusive Church
- What She Can Do
- Editorial: Acts of Encouragement
- Book Release: The Man With the Reversible Foot
- Bulletin Board