If You Liked I CAN ONLY IMAGINE, Support PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST This Weekend
By Ben Kayser, Managing Editor
The new faith-based movie I CAN ONLY IMAGINE exploded into theaters this past weekend, grossing $17 million in its opening weekend (read more about that here). While many Hollywood studios are still trying to understand how a faith-based movie beat out some of their heavyweight, big budgeted productions, many eyes are already turning to this upcoming weekend where an even bigger upset is needed.
On March 23rd, Sony Pictures and Affirm Films release PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST. The movie is about Paul’s last days in a Roman prison as Luke comes to visit Paul and starts to write the Book of Acts under Paul’s direction. Jim Caviezel stars in the movie as the Apostle Luke, as does James Faulkner who plays the titular role of the Apostle Paul.
The life of Paul is one of incredible redemption. Paul, who before his conversion was known as Saul of Tarsus, persecuted and murdered the followers of Jesus, hunting them down like animals. It’s no wonder that Paul calls himself “the chief of sinners” in 1 Timothy 1:15, but because of the grace of God, Paul is completely transformed and made new. When the Christians in Rome face immense and horrific persecution from Nero, the human response would be to retaliate with violence, something Paul knew far too well because of his previous life. However, now that Jesus dwells within him, Paul knows that God has called The Way to live differently with love and abundance.
This message is antithetical to the world and the reason why the gospel of Jesus Christ is spreading so rapidly across the world, especially in countries with intense persecution.
This weekend, four new movies are releasing the same day as PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST, some of which are major Hollywood blockbusters, other’s which have very unbiblical worldviews. If faith-based movies are important to you, and your family, consider heading back out to the theaters again to support PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST.