• A man’s wife is having an affair with another man. They are in bed together (no sex) when the husband comes to the house. He throws a baseball through the window and she jumps out of bed. You get a brief glimpse of her nightgown pulled up and a partial glimpse of her buttocks and underwear.
  • A man and a woman kiss somewhat passionately on the front porch – he tries to come into her house to have sex, and she repeats “next time” several times and goes into the house without him.

Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


Thanks to the digitization of newspapers and magazines, I found this article inadvertently. It was very hot at the beginning! I can write this kind of thing, but some places have been deleted by the editor, and the words are still a little harsh, ha ha!

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Pastor Sonny is a famous pastor in Texas. He established the church and was loved by the congregation, but he ignored his much younger wife Jesse. Jesse hooked up with the young preacher Hollis. They secretly controlled the deacon, voted to remove Sonny’s post of chief priest and divorced him. Hollis even interfered with Sonny’s meeting with his son. Sonny beat Hollis seriously under unbearable pressure

Sonny knew he had made a big mistake. He fled to a poor town in Louisiana. He first prayed for himself and asked God to give him the name of an apostle, and then quickly established a “heavenly road church” as an apostle in this poor rural area. Soon, many believers turned to his church. Emo, who runs the local radio station, was also moved by him and asked him to use the radio to open up Gospel programs

Inadvertently, Jesse also heard the radio, recognized Sonny’s voice and reported the case to the police. Sonny finished his last worship at his church before leaving with the state police. Sonny, who is serving his sentence in prison, still hasn’t given up the opportunity to preach the gospel; He led the prisoners on the field of the tortured man, shouting in response, “Jesus! Jesus!”

Christians will also be weak

As Christians, what can we learn from this film? I think it is the last question many people want to face – whether Christians have the right to weakness. In the film, pastor Sonny devoted himself to preaching at the age of 12, working all the time (from the scene of the car accident at the beginning, he also seized the opportunity to preach the gospel to the dying people), and miracles often accompanied him (the dying woman regained consciousness). Such a seemingly anointed person is the most difficult to face his weakness

After pastor Sonny wounded people and escaped, at first he would argue that it was Satan’s attack and repeatedly evade to face it. Although he often thanked and praised Jesus, at first glance, it seems that he can praise God in adversity. It’s better to say these words are his mantra

Dare not recognize the reality

Think about us Christians, do we often dare not face our weakness? Some things are self iniquity, but we will say, “Lord, why do you let this bitter cup come to me…” If we don’t recognize the reality or dare not recognize the reality, it seems that we have been taught from the beginning that we can’t be weak. We are often asked to be strong and suppress many places that need the Lord’s treatment

Yes, we should be strong because we believe that the Lord will lead us; but more importantly, Christians should also have the ability to face weakness

In the film, pastor Sonny also thought he was strong at the beginning, believed in God’s moving and Leadership (in fact, he was impulsive and desperate), and added the name of “apostle” to himself (on the surface, it seems that he was given by Christ, and this picture of immersing himself is unique) , he deceived the old priest in the town, saying that the Holy Spirit let him see a vision in his dream, sent him here to establish a church and restore the long abandoned church

Moved or impulsive

In the process of pastoralism, we do see the Holy Spirit running in it, but under the beautiful hymn music, we also see that he can not escape the weakness of his own nature. Here, I want to question whether the “moving” we often say is really God’s moving to us or just his own impulse

In fact, the “apostle EF” (pastor Sonny’s pseudonym in the town) also knew that he would be arrested by the police one day, but he was always reluctant to face it. Only when he asked about his mother’s news every time he talked to his former friends on the phone, would he face his weakness again and again. He finally confessed to the old priest and was forgiven

Is it not true that we are on the road of faith? Something always has to happen to force us to face our weakness. To be honest, it is much harder to face weakness bravely than to be strong. Weakness does exist, but many people escape with strength. Jesus said, “anyone who works hard and bears a heavy burden can come to me and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). I believe this is not just for those who do not believe in the Lord, It also applies to those who have believed in the Lord for a long time. For us Christians, weakness and low tide are inevitable. It only depends on whether we can regain strength and strength from God

A born preacher

I thought there would be a very sensational “pastor crying on the podium and confessing in public.” I didn’t expect that in the end, only the LORD was arrested calmly after the last party and the last sermon. Did he really repent? Only God knows that Sonny is a born preacher who never forgets to do the master’s work; but he may also be a star. When he preaches, charm can attract countless people and guide the direction for countless souls, but he often can’t guide himself Oneself

Voice from heaven It was written, self-made, directed and acted by the famous actor Robert dewar. Therefore, the film was nominated for the best actor at the 1997 Oscar. Together with some other awards, Dewar visited Arkansas 13 years ago and decided to make it into a film after learning the real story. Dewar loved the story so much that he spent ten years preparing for the film. He wrote the script and directed it himself Play and play the leading role, and be a producer and contributor

Anyway, this is a very suitable film for Christians to think and discuss

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