After the success of God’s Not Dead here comes the part 2 – the-oh-so-not-part2. It literally isn’t part 2 but some of the characters in the first movie will make an appearance in this movie and some names will be mentioned.
The story revolves around a high school teacher being condemned because of her faith. Her battle to proved her innocence and at the same time being pushed down beacause she is a Christian.
The summary being provided is a vague one but when you watched the movie you will know words isn’t enough to convey the movie’s message.
Being condemned because of what you believe is not new to any of us, it happens all the time but when faith is the subject matter of this ill-will feeling it became a phenomenon; an issue. Beacuse for once,we all know that many of us already stopped believing; believing in the truth and in Jesus Christ.
The movie conveys three things, first, the power to speak the truth.
During the duration of the movie, Ms. Grace Weasley (the teacher) was being tied down to not spoke of the truth, she was being pressured and terrorized by the court to deny her faith. Almost everyone around her adviced to follow the court but she choose to speak what is right. And because of this, she lost everything, her work, friends and even finincially. But she holds on until the last minute.
The truth shall set you free. A renown saying but often forgotten or ignored. This is one of the message of the movie. Everyone of us is afraid of the truth, yes, it will brought us to light but along the way it can also brought pain. We will be challenge by the basic question, what is the truth?
Christians often faced that question. Is what you believe the truth? Does Jesus really is the way, the truth and the life? Does the word of God will be upon us until the end of the world? And many other that questions the genuineness of what they believe. But during this trial, this presecution does it stop the Christians to say what is the truth? The answer simply is no. It will not and it will not be.
Don’t be afraid to speak. Speak only of what you believe is the truth and yes, it might brought hardships on you but also it will definitely set you free. With this mind set the Christians is not afraid to stood and spoke, to tell those who questions their beliefs that Jesus Christ is their (our) saviour and redeemer. That He is the way, truth and life and no one come to the Father except through Him. (John 14:6) Believer of Christ already experience hardships and faced many persecutor but in the end they find the light and they find Jesus.
The second message of the movie is to stood your ground.
Once you know the truth and speak of it, don’t back down. Others will convince you that it is wrong, a lie, but do not falter. Always remember that once you believe from the start, you must believe upto the last.
Ms. Grace’s attorney/ representative to the court at first can easily be swayed, he wants an easy way out, even he, wants Ms. Grace to deny her faith to stop the proceedings. But, when Ms. Grace doesn’t back down and insist what is the truth, Tom (the attorney) fought alongside his client even up to the last minute. The time when he believe that his client tells the truth, also the time he commit himself to represent what is the truth to the court and to their persecutor.
Speaking of the truth is a tough decision but to defend it is another one. All Christians speak of the truth but some when being questioned wants a way out. If you are Christian, you know what is the truth about Jesus Christ and you must let the world to know it. Some may question your beliefs but you must stay strong, strong enough to defend what is right and to spread the world of the Lord. Yes, it is not easy and never will be, even the Lord also states “And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.” (Mark 12:13)
There will come a time at the middle of the battle that you yourself will question God, for what has transpired the situation, what went wrong,why you among all others, too many whys but too little answer. You feel like God isn’t answering, that He left you when He must help you through out the battle, to the point that you didn’t feel His presence. But little did you know that He was their all along, silently watching, as my favorite line in the movie “the teacher always stays quiet during the exam”. Because during the times when too many people persecutes you to the point you almost can’t stand in front of them, God also was testing you, if you will abandon your belief and the truth just to make your life easy or to fight back and shout to everyone what is the truth. When you already know what you are goint to do, that is when God answer your prayers. Let God guide your life, through and through.
The last message of the movie is God’s not Dead, He is truly alive.
Truth will show you the way, you might stumble and fall along the way but if you do know where you are standing and what you are fighting, the hardships and struggles were worth it.
Christians know and received the word of the Lord, they were living with It. But it is also your (our) job to spread the Word of the Lord by any other means. Let others know that Jesus is residing within every one of us, even if we are the most hateful human alive, we are still blessed and loved by our God. Spread the word that God is alive, He is not a character out of an outdated book but He is truly in here, in our life, in everything around us, in every person we meet, He is within our reach.
After so many battles and struggles and you pull it through,give thanks to those persons that help you along the way, those who supports you and guide you but most especialy to the Lord above for giving you the gift of wisdom and courage to survive and face your trials. Shout and praise Him, because He deserved all of it.
God is alive.That is the greatest truth we received, and it is also the greatest battle we are facing. Let the world know it and let them be your judge but let God be your ground because after all He is all that matters.