By Emerald Greene
My daughters and I went to see the movie Courageous this past weekend. What a fantastic movie. If you haven’t gone to see it, I highly recommend that you do. The movie revolves around four law enforcement officers and their jobs, but dwells deeper into their Christianity and jobs/duties as a father to their children.
This movie is one of too few movies that have been released recently, as “faith-based films.” Courageous is produced by Sherwood Pictures, out of Albany, Ga, which has also produced the movies Flywheel, Facing The Giants, and Fireproof. Fireproof became the highest-grossing independent film of 2008, with over $33,000,000.
I, for one, am tired of all “new and improved” movies of today’s times, that are filled with so much bad language and sex scenes that the plot of the movie is hard to even follow. It is virtually impossible to find a “family friendly” movie to watch anymore.
I applaud the producers of films such as Fireproof, Courageous, Soul Surfer, The Blind Side, Letters To God and The Passion of the Christ. They are taking a stand against the evil of the world and trying to keep God in our lives, while so many others are backing down from groups such as the ACLU.
Reports and statistics show that Hollywood is beginning to see a demand for more “faith-based” films. Let’s hope and pray that this “demand” continues and that we will begin to see more and more of these movies in the theaters.
If it’s possible to bring God back into Hollywood (of all places) one should hope that our government could be our next target. If enough Christians would grow a backbone and stand up for God, Christianity, and what this country was founded on, then we could take this country back. We could bring back prayer in school, the Ten Commandments on the courthouse lawn, and law and order on our streets.
Our Founding Fathers were God-fearing men. Somehow, we have ALLOWED that right to be taken from us. Too many political “Christians” have backed down from groups (such as the ACLU) and WE keep voting these people in office and then not holding them accountable.
A nation, which does not remember what it was yesterday, does not know what it is today, nor what it is trying to do. We are trying to do a futile thing if we do not know where we came from or what we have been about. — Woodrow Wilson
With the upcoming election year quickly approaching; do your homework. Search out the background and beliefs of each candidate (local government, state government, congressional government, and presidency.) Search out answers on what their beliefs are on God, Country and Government (for those three things should be in that order; not reversed.)
Matthew 7:15-16: “You will know them by their fruits.”
Don’t look at what they are telling us or promising us. Look at their track record (What have they done in the past? For, what they have done in the past is what they will do in the future.)
Take your family to see the movie Courageous and then go home and start living it. The challenge in the movie is to become a Godly father/parent. We should all take that responsibility very personally. For what we teach our children at home will follow them into their adulthood and for generations to come.
Christians need to stand up and become united, in our homes and in our great country.
Until then….see you around the town.