The Case for Christ
The Case for Christ
There is a brand new movie out, called The Case for Christ, and it came to Cairns’ Cinemas last week. It has come hot on the trails of other ‘Christian’ movies, such as God’s not Dead 2,
War Room and The GraceCard. Thank you Lord for these movies!
So what is The Case for Christ all about? Well, it is a movie based on the best-selling book (more than 10 million copies in print) by Lee Strobel. It is about his journey as an award-winning journalist and resolute atheist who sets out to disprove Christianity. It draws on the true story of Lee and Leslie Strobel whose marriage struggled mightily as her growing faith collided with his determined atheism. Now, I must admit that I haven’t seen the movie yet, but some very well known Christians have, and they say that it is a ‘must see’. They also say that it’s a movie to invite a friend along, who is not yet a believer.
Below is a copy/paste of part of a recent interview with Lee about his book and now this movie:
The movie is all about your quest to find the Lord and the fact you treated your salvation story as a court case. But a question that doesn’t get asked very much is how has your faith changed since first writing this book?
Good question. God used the evidence for the resurrection, especially, to convince me that Christianity is true, but if you asked me today, why do you believe Christianity is true, the evidence is still valid, the evidence still works, the evidence is still important, but the reason today that I’m a follower of Jesus is that I know Him. I’ve met Him. He’s changed my life. I’ve known him for 35 years now. You couldn’t convince me that He doesn’t exist. That doesn’t negate the importance of the evidence. That’s what God used to bring me into the faith. But today, it’s really a personal experience with Jesus that has really changed my life and has convinced me all the more that this is not legend, it’s reality.
The book has certainly ministered to millions around the globe including myself, but this is a movie. What is your greatest hope for this movie?
My greatest hope is that people who won’t read a book and won’t go to church will take a risk and come to the movie. My hope is a light bulb will go on, and they’ll see the evidence for the resurrection. They’ll see my story and Leslie’s story, they’ll relate to that, and they’ll walk away saying to themselves, what about me? Where do I stand with God? Maybe I should do what Lee did and check it out. Maybe I should do what Lee did and not just believe, but receive this free gift of God’s grace. I hope people go on a spiritual journey. I hope a lot of atheists, skeptics, agnostics, members of another world religion; I hope they say, “You know, just like Lee did, I’m going to investigate this.” Trevor
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