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From Risen movie: “What Are You Looking For?”

January 9, 2019

Risen: Movie Review

I finally got around to watching the 2016 movie, “Risen.”

In one positive review from the Christian Examiner,  Mr. Foust was quoted as writing:

“Michael Foust of the Christian Examiner gave it 4.5 out of 5 stars and called it “a detective-type story that is inspiring and moving.” “Yes, Risen is historical fiction, but it’s largely harmonious with the Gospel story, incredibly well-done, and not much different from those Sunday School discussions many of us take part in week to week,” Foust wrote.”

I did notice some re-arranged events (like healing the leper near the sea of Galilee), but overall I thought that the movie was well done.

Crosswalk’s review was OK. Wikipedia’s was more detailed.

For me, the final words of the risen Jesus that he asked of Clavius were quite riveting!

“What are you looking for?

Certainty?

A day without death?

Peace?”

Certainty.   Isn’t that something that most people look for in this life?

Clavius was a person who saw the resurrected Christ, witnessed the “place your fingers in the nail holes” by doubting Thomas, saw the enormous catch of fish that the disciple caught when they listened to Jesus (who was walking along the beach) when he said to throw their nets on the right side of the boat; and witnessed the healing of a leper. However, most impressive for Clavius was likely witnessing Jesus’ ascension back into heaven!

If Clavius didn’t become a believer through these experiences, then it was a refusal of proof of Jesus’ identity which was shown right before his very own eyes!

Thomas was a disciple who needed proof. When he got the physical proof of Jesus’ resurrection through placing his fingers in the nail holes, he said, “My Lord and my God!”

Jhn 20:29 Jesus said to him, “Thomas,[fn] because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

For me, the Bible provides plenty of proof to enable me to have certainty that Jesus Christ is who He says He is – our Savior, Son of the Living God!

Jesus asks each of us, “Who do you say that I am?” We all must answer that question.


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