“A biblical drama hitting theaters just in time for Easter is breaking records for its successful crowdfunding model.
“His Only Son,” releasing March 31, bills itself as a “Biblically accurate” and “authentic” film based on the story of Abraham and Isaac.
“This is the first time a theatrical release has been crowdfunded in entertainment history,” distributor of the film, Angel Studios, said.
Early viewers of the film described it as “The Passion of the Christ” meets “The Chosen.”
Director David Helling revealed that it took five years to make the film on one of the most “controversial” passages in Scripture, the one in which God asks Abraham to sacrifice his son as a burnt offering.
“His Only Son” tells the story of Abraham and Isaac. (Angel Studios)
Angel Studios, the distributor and platform that is also behind “The Chosen” series, said the newest biblical drama received a positive response from their tens of thousands of investors, who they call “angels.”
“[C]rowdfunding for ‘His Only Son’ reached capacity in 100 hours – we are responding to the demand from the audience by at least tripling the theater count nationwide and throwing our most valuable marketing resources behind the film. The Angel Guild, made up of Angel investors from every show, have rated this film with one of the highest scores we have ever received in our system,” Angel Studios CEO and co-founder Neal Harmon said.
The film comes out on the heels of the successful third season of “The Chosen.” Fans clamored to see the season three finale in theaters in January, crashing a movie theater website in the process.
Another faith-based film, “Jesus Revolution,” also shattered box-office expectations last month and opened to rave reviews.” (Courtesy FoxNews.com)
Here’s a question that the Liberal Brain Trust in Hollywood are probably asking themselves:
Why are Faith-based Films like “The Jesus Revolution” over-exceeding while bigger-budgeted, ballyhooed sequels and remakes of previous blockbusters and other popular culture-driven movies are not living up to expectations?
And, why do well-known stars such Kelsey Grammer, Dennis Quaid, and Trace Atkins want to appear in them?
A while back, MSNBC Anchor Stephanie Ruhle said the following about Former President Donald J. Trump’s Economic Advisor, Larry Kudlow’s, Christian Faith…
“If you noticed when Larry Kudlow spoke on CNBC yesterday, he ended by saying, ‘However things work out, it will be God’s will.’ That’s an interesting way to talk about being the national economic adviser to the president. ‘God’s will?’”
She was later made to apologize by her bosses
So, if the “Smartest People in the Room” on the East and Left Coasts believe that Christianity is something to be mocked, why are these movies doing so well?
We live in a time in our country where Traditional American ethics and values, including our Christian Faith, have been ridiculed and mocked by the Left and their public messengers as being antiquated, restrictive, ignorant, and even, bigoted.
And, the majority of the movies which Hollywood has expectorated out in the last few years have reflected this skewed and intolerant view of Traditional American ethics and values.
If you, like myself , are a Political Junkie, or spend any time at all on Internet Political Website comments sections and political chat boards, you might think that American Christians are an endangered species.
Far from it…as demonstrated by Revivals breaking out among numerous college campuses.
Because we have been given Free Will by our Creator, the choice between right and wrong is up to each and every one of us.
In these turbulent times, when evil is lauded as good and abnormal behavior is glorified as normal, Christian Americans must take time to focus in on what’s really important.
Christian Movies provide that opportunity.
And, it is important that we spend time in contemplative thought about our Faith.
For as the lyrics to the popular Christian Song tell us…
I can only imagine when all I will do
Is forever, forever worship You
I can only imagine…
So, gentle readers, stay strong and keep the faith.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. – Ephesians 6:12
Until He Comes,