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Old Aug 15, '15, 5:49 am
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Default War Room- the new movie

War Room in theaters Aug 28

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This is one of the most inspiring movies I have ever seen. Went this past weekend. Huge line to get in for this one. I'll be going back to see it again. Take tissues--not for sadness, but for joy. Absolutely wonderful movie. Recommend it for anyone and everyone. I went with my mother and sisters. This is a fantastic Christian movie. With no advertising, just Christians telling each other about it, it has become #1 at the box office.

The last scene---you will want to stand up and shout PRAISE GOD!
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I don't want to be a damper but I heard a rather scathing review of the movie. The creators are the same that did Fireproof and it just doesn't sound like a good movie.. Heck I never heard of it until I heard the review.
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I don't want to be a damper but I heard a rather scathing review of the movie. The creators are the same that did Fireproof and it just doesn't sound like a good movie.. Heck I never heard of it until I heard the review.
Yeah me too. The reviewer I read was an Evangelical Christian and he had some rather harsh criticism for it:
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Let’s be blunt: this is not so much a Christian film as a perversion of Christianity driven by a consumerist American heresy. We have reduced God to wish fulfillment and a person created in God’s image. Genie Jesus is not part of the Holy Trinity and if he exists then he is whimsical and unworthy of worship. Genie Jesus answers some prayers (Did the person pray hard enough? Use the right words? Screw up their faith to the sticking point?) while he ignores others.

Jesus of Nazareth suffers with us and does all He can. He desires no man to die, but is with every man as they die. He is not weak, He is strong enough to wish our eternal good and not our mere short term good.

This is a bad film. It is a film that might cause some women to stay longer in an abusive relationship. It is a film with a bad view of prayer. I don’t dislike it because it is simple, but because it is simply unreal. We often pray and things go badly . . . not because God is not listening, but because God is bringing what is best for us in an eternal perspective in the constraints of a free will universe.

The martyrs of Syria, Iraq, and Iran cry out against this facile film making. The martyrs of the Soviet Union cry: “How long Lord!” Meanwhile, the American multiplex spits on their suffering by pretending, somehow, they did not pray hard enough or in the right way. After many films, these filmmakers are still presenting Genie Jesus and not the Jesus of the Cross, the martyrs, and the real world.
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Old Sep 9, '15, 9:16 am
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All have a choice.

I vehemently disagree with your reviewer ("John Mark Reynolds is a philosopher, administrator, and Platonist.. He was also the founder of the Torrey Honors Institute at Biola University and was the provost at Houston Baptist University. While there he helped start a film program, on-line education, and a graduate Apologetics program. In between jobs, he writes, wonders, and wishes . . . mostly to spend more time with the Fairest Flower in all Christendom: Hope. John Mark ponders Plato, watches Doctor Who, and is an owner of the Green Bay Packers. His most recent book is Chasing Shadows: Back to Barterra, which is sort-of-true.")

"Genie" Jesus. What a horrifying thing to ever leave anyone's lips.

The movie shows that while a family may appear as having no problems at all from the outside, we all struggle with different issues. Instead of tearing others down, perhaps we should look at our faults, realize we aren't in the judgment seat, pray and talk to God. Can't find time to pray? Then take another look at your priorities. The "war" room represents you taking time out of your day to refocus, to pray and to honestly and openly talk to God. If you're scattered, being pulled in all directions, cant get your thoughts focused, write down your concerns so you can focus better. Realize that your harsh words and actions heavily affect others (in the movie, it affects the child). And there are several parts that are just absolutely funny. And no, not all of the prayers get answered. Instead of always looking at other’s faults and asking God to change them, could we possibly look inward to try and correct our own faults, ask God to help us do His will, not ours. The point of the movie isn't that you pray/you get. The entire point of the movie is to turn to God in all aspects of your life and to trust in Him and know that He will always be with you no matter what the outcome. Hollywood reviewers don't really care for that point.

Personally, I think that is a wonderful message. Jesus isn't in a jar on the shelf that you pull down on Sundays. He is real, he is alive, and he should be welcomed into all aspects of our life. I like that message.
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Best movie I have seen in quite some time. I movie about surrendering our lives to God and trusting in His love for us. How perfect for Christmas! How perfect for the lives of us all. Not a movie I would expect to get high marks from the media.

This movie teaches us how to pray as we should. Surrender your life to God! Pray and listen! Say “Yes” to God! Prepare to be surprised!
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