Phil Robertson Grateful God Changing Lives Through THE BLIND

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Phil Robertson Grateful God Changing Lives Through THE BLIND

By Movieguide® Contributor

THE BLIND’s Phil Robertson shared how grateful he is that God is using his story to change people’s lives.

Although the DUCK DYNASTY patriarch was initially hesitant to put his story on the big screen, its impact is worth the embarrassment he felt.

Robertson wrote on Instagram, “Some of you reading this have made a mess of your life. Or maybe someone you love is angry or hurting or addicted. Maybe all of the above. I want to tell you the story of one young lady whose husband was full of rage after he lost the use of his legs. He was angry and unpredictable and had the whole family walking on eggshells.”

“She brought him out to watch our family’s movie, THE BLIND, so he could see what happened to turn my mess of a life around,” he continued. “And then it felt like the impossible happened. He had an encounter with the Lord in that theater and went home knowing there’s still hope. Even though he had turned all that anger on his family, he realized he’s not beyond repentance and redemption. Since then, he’s been kind and loving. He’s reading his Bible, he met with a pastor, and his wife sees the man she married again.”

“That story’s not a one-off. Thanks to the God who heals and restores, this is happening all over the country,” he concluded. “When I ran up on Jesus all those years ago, I didn’t know he’d use a movie about my worst moments to help reach thousands in theirs. I’m grateful THE BLIND will be in theaters one more weekend so more people can get to know who he is and what he’s done for us.”

Part of Movieguide®’s review of THE BLIND reads:

THE BLIND refers to a duck blind where his friend, Al, and Phil Robertson are hunting in 1985. Phil tells Al his Christian testimony. The movie cuts to 1958 when Phil is a little boy. Phil’s father worked in the oil fields, away from home for long periods. As a youngster, Phil goes hunting and fishing to bring food home for his family. Phil’s mother has psychotic experiences where she just gets angry at everything and is hauled off by police several times. Phil’s only blessing is Kay. They know in high school they’re destined for each other. Phil gives up a football scholarship to marry Kay. His excessive drinking leads to a downward spiral. Kay gives Phil an ultimatum, but can he change?

THE BLIND is a good movie as a Christian testimony. That said, it doesn’t follow the rules of filmmaking. So, it may not win a big audience. The movie is propelled by the jeopardy, and vice and drinking, but Jesus is extolled. THE BLIND is a rough movie. So, MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution, especially for children and young teenagers.

The movie has sparked baptisms among viewers.

Movieguide® reported:

Christian leader Ethan Drum played the movie for the homeless and witnessed a miraculous response…

Many came to view the movie, and 70 people accepted Christ and decided to get baptized. The movie, which portrays Robertson’s struggle with alcohol, infidelity and addiction before finding Jesus, rang true with many viewers.

Many fans and followers shared their love for the Robertsons’ story.

One comment read, “Thank you Miss Kay and Phil for being an example of a Godly marriage for those of us that come from broken homes! I am thankful for you sharing your lives and love for Jesus and each other with all of us!”

Another commenter wrote, “God bless you Phil and your family. Thanks for sharing this story. It’s needed in times like these. I’ll pray for that man and his family and that the power of the Holy Spirit be strong at the showing of this movie to God we give the glory in Jesus name amen.”

Movieguide® recently reported on THE BLIND’s extension in theaters:

Phil Robertson, the Robertson family patriarch and inspiration for the movie, expressed his gratitude to fans on Instagram.

“We thank God for every meal to remind us to be thankful for everything,” he wrote. “Right now, we are thankful to all of you who have helped our story stay in theaters for yet another week. Looks like we’ll be there through the weekend, so don’t miss your chance to see it on the big screen.”

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