The movie, “The Case for Christ” is based on a true story of a self-proclaimed atheist who makes it his personal mission to disprove the existence of Jesus Christ. Being a success in the world of journalism he is confident that he will put the matter to rest once and for all. Unbeknown to him this journey will lead him down a path he never saw coming.
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Lee Strobel is a young and successful journalist who works for the Chicago Tribune. His work with the paper puts the organization on the map leading to him getting a promotion at work. He is celebrated at work for his promotion by his boss Ray and fellow associates. He also has his wife Leslie and daughter Alison supporting him. His life seems to be perfect with everything going his way.
His philosophy as a journalist is that everything in life should be based on facts and that was the basis for him being considered one of the best journalists around. As it turns out he professes to be an atheist believing that there is no God.
One night when he goes out with his wife and daughter for dinner to celebrate his career milestone something happens that sets him down a path that will change his life. As they are having dinner Lee’s daughter Alison begins to choke on her food almost to the point of death.
As Lee Strobel and his wife Leslie get frantic asking the people around for assistance a lady called Alfie who turns out to be a nurse comes to Alison’s rescue. Initially Alfie was going to dine at another restaurant but was led by the Holy Spirit to go to the restaurant where Lee and his family were dining.
Leslie, refusing to think of the encounter as just luck, believes that it was a Divine appointment and seeks to find answers. Alfie guides her and leads her to give her life to the Lord. Leslie’s new found faith causes tension in her marriage as Lee believes that she is getting brainwashed by her friend Alfie.
Lee Strobel tries to dissuade his wife by all means from believing on Jesus and is determined to investigate the story of Christ and prove her wrong. His mission turns into obsession when he begins to spend a lot of time away from his family studying and meeting with Christian thought leaders to gather facts about Christianity to disprove the faith.
His journalist background only understands facts and nothing on the basis of faith. As he continues with his investigation God takes him down a road he never thought he would come across. Lee experiences a life changing moment that takes his life to another level.
The movie is based on the book he eventually wrote, “The Case for Christ” which went on to sell millions of copies worldwide. Lee Strobel went on to become a pastor at Willow Creek Community Church and is now a Professor of Christian Thought at the Houston Baptist University.
The book of Isaiah chapter 55 teaches us that God’s ways are higher than our ways and His thoughts are higher than our thoughts. Faith in God even when you do not have all the facts is counted to you as righteousness. Wherever you are in life today choose to put your trust in God and you will experience His glory at a whole new level.
Get together with friends and family to watch the movie. It will bless your life and equip you to minister to other people that do not believe in the existence of the Almighty God.
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