Friday, April 3, 2009

Fireproof

The other night we finally rented the movie Fireproof. I admit I was skeptical about watching it. Usually movies that are made through Christian organizations are cheesy, poor acting, or the story line is not that great. I had head reviews about this movie and wanted to see it, so we did.

I admit, I was surprised. It was a good movie. I will confess that some parts were cheesy, and some acting could have been better, there could have been more to the story- but it was a wholesome movie. I would recommend it to others to watch. You can read what others have said here, here, and here.

I do wish that the Gospel was more of a focus in the movie- in fact it should have been the focus. They depended a lot on love- but without the Gospel it is impossible to love that selfless love. We went to a wedding the other day and I was confronted with this problem there as well. The people getting married were believers, but there was no mention of the Gospel at their wedding. We are in such a "me" driven culture/sinful nature. We cannot find the strength or even the desire to love apart from Jesus through the Gospel.

1 comment:

livinginparadise said...

I love this movie! The other two movies that this church produced were okay...kind of cheesy and pretty bad acting, like you said. But I loved the message of Fireproof, so the poor acting was easy to look past. I think the message of what true love is was so powerful in this movie...we love because Christ loves us first, it's hard work to truly love someone with the love of Christ because we are sinners. It's so opposite of the Hollywood view of love...shallow, easy, never lasts, all fireworks and based on physical attraction only. How beautiful to see someone selflessly love their spouse because they honor God more than they did themself. Can you imagine how the divorce rate would drop so drastically if everyone truly sought after Christ first in their relationship and not themself? I want to see this movie again!