Friday, November 11, 2016

Movie Review – Hacksaw Ridge

First, I want to wish all of my fellow veterans a memorable Veteran’s Day.  I pray that God blesses your day and I thank each and every one of you for your service to our Constitutional Republic.
Official Movie Poster
Second, if ever there was a movie made that honors American warfighters, Hacksaw Ridge is that movie.  It is the true story of Desmond Doss of Lynchburg, Virginia.  He was a man of faith and devout follower of Jesus.  God granted him clarity of thought through the study of the Bible and consistent prayer.  The clarity grew into a deep conviction to serve in the army as a medic but also as a conscientious objector to killing other human beings created in the image and likeness of God.  His convictions sustained him as the army subjected him to brutality, false accusations of disobeying a direct (illegal) order from a commanding officer, and emotional manipulation – using his fiancé to convince him to plead guilty against his deeply held clear convictions.

Once cleared based on Constitutional grounds, his clarity and convictions gave him courage to face unspeakable horror on the island of Okinawa, and saved the lives of 75 wounded men in his rifle company.  His Medal of Honor heroism earned him the admiration of his fellow soldiers.  Moreover, he demonstrated his love for God by serving his fellowman including wounded Japanese soldiers.  He proved a singularly Christian principle Jesus taught to His followers – servants lead and leaders serve.

Finally, we see young people protesting the election results.  I believe Almighty God ordered the outcome, just as I’m confident He ordered the outcomes of past elections.  I recommend that all of my readers see Hacksaw Ridge, but more importantly, the protestors need to see it.  Hopefully, the movie will open their indoctrinated eyes, emotionally controlled hearts, and unthinking minds that America is not evil, but an instrument in the hand of God for good, shining the light of liberty to the rest of the world ruled by the darkness of tyranny.

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Thanks for reading and followers of Jesus, please pray for God to heal our land.

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