Jesus Revolution (2023)

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Jesus Revolution (2023). Jesus Revolution: Directed by Jon Erwin, Brent McCorkle. With Joel Courtney, Jonathan Roumie, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Anna Grace Barlow. The true story of a national spiritual awakening in the early 1970s and its origins within a community of teenage hippies in Southern California.

“Anyone who knows me, knows I really hate most Christian films, as the scripts are horrible, the storyline horrible, the acting horrible. This however, is none of that. This was actually a great movie; objectively speaking.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eWhere I had a problem was that this movie didnu0026#39;t actually share the Gospel that actually started that revival – which I was surprised, given this is based on Greg Laurieu0026#39;s book. I know all about Calvary Chapel, as that was my home church for over a decade. A great, Bible expository teaching, gospel centered church. But you got none of that here. What you got, was essentially the u0026quot;American Gospel.u0026quot; – which is, come to Jesus for your drug addiction, brokenness (broken over what? They never say).u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eBefore someone can truly repent and be u0026quot;savedu0026quot;, they must know what they are being saved from. That we are sinners, a target of Godu0026#39;s wrath, condemned eternally to hell. God, knowing we canu0026#39;t save ourselves, died in our place and took that wrath upon Himself. We come to Him because we are broken over our sin – thatu0026#39;s why weu0026#39;re broken. Sure, Jesus DOES help with drug addictions, or anything else.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eBut before He can do that, we need to have a relationship with Him – which we canu0026#39;t have without first accepting His penal atonement for our sins. Only after our sins are covered can we enter His presence and have a relationship, and find healing for everything else.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI was truly surprised this was absent from the film, and they opted for the u0026quot;it worked for you, maybe it can work for meu0026quot; type gospel, as if Jesus is a free trial, and not the eternal Judge and Savior of your soul. Iu0026#39;ve been to Greg Laurieu0026#39;s church, read his books, been to his Harvest crusades, and he always shares the true gospel – so why was it absent here?u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI donu0026#39;t know. I just wish it was present, because so many people may watch this movie. Sure this will point people to Jesus and encourage people to seek the truth, but they wonu0026#39;t have clear gospel presentation that can save their soul.”


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