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THE YOUNG MESSIAH - Movie Review: by Albert James Dager
Did our Lord perform miracles before the first recorded miracle at the wedding feast of Cana? As a young boy of seven was He looked upon as a sorcerer by some, and a prophet by others? Did He raise a dead bird to life, or heal His uncle Cleopas of a deadly disease? Was He constantly on the run from Herod Antipas, fearing for His life? Did He even know who He was, or how and why He could perform miracles before His time?

These are only some of the conjectures presented in The Young Messiah, a fiction based on the problematic book, Christ the Lord, by Ann Rice. This review will help you sort fact from fiction.

STAR WARS - THE FORCE AWAKENS- Movie Review: by Albert James Dager
What accounts for the abnormal allegiance to the Star Wars saga that would cause people to waste valuable hours of their lives and thousands of dollars on movie tickets and memorabilia to identify with the obviously occult philosophy that is “The Force”? Some have actually come to believe in The Force, and to rely on it for their personal welfare.
By all worldly standards the Star Wars saga provides an opportunity for escape from the pressures of life and to enjoy a film that’s just “good, clean fun.” But anything that can induce such irrational behavior must have some spiritual influence behind it. Believers in Jesus who do not look on the outward appearance, but have discernment to see beyond the veil of deception, can see that spiritual influence in the focal point of these films—“The Force.” The Force is what the Nazis worshiped as “Almighty God.”

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EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS - Movie Review: by Albert James Dager
So you thought Noah was bad? You thought no one could convolute God’s Word worse than producer-writer Darren Aronofsky did in portraying the builder of the Ark as an irascible, misanthropist? How about portraying God as just such a character? In Exodus: Gods and Kings, “God” is a petulant 11-year-old boy with a buzz cut, whose judgment on Pharaoh and the Egyptians plays out as a temper tantrum.

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HEAVEN IS FOR REAL By Todd Burpo & Lynn Vincent - Movie & Book Review: by Albert James Dager
Then four-year-old Colton Burpo underwent surgery for a burst appendix, and came out of the operation with startling claims to have gone to Heaven where he sat on Jesus’ lap, met an unknown sister, and spoke to the Father while sitting next to the Holy Spirit. As told by his father, Todd Burpo, Colton’s claims are taking the Christian world by storm both in the bestselling book, Heaven Is For Real, and in the movie by the same name.
This analysis of Colton’s story makes no judgment on Colton or on his father, but is an honest assessment based on God’s Word and consideration of the facts. A fascinating and important study.

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THE LOSS OF CONSCIENCE: How The West Was Lost - Review: by Albert James Dager
As believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, we are aware of the need to be guided by His Word as revealed in the Scriptures. But the Lord has also given all men, believers and non-believers, an innate inner guide to help us know right from wrong. That inner guide is our conscience. The loss of conscience in the world is leading Western Civilization to the brink of destruction. This report looks at the various evidences for the loss of conscience among Christians as well as in the world.

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OBAMA'S AMERICA 2016: by Albert James Dager
If one didn't hear it through the grapevine, one might never know that there has been a motion picture screening across America that takes a critical look at Barack Obama. It looks at his political philosophy while questioning why he has taken some radical measures that seem to favor foreign nations over the United States. The reason one might not hear of it is because it is being largely ignored by the mainstream media.

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THE BIBLE (Miniseries) Review By Albert James Dager
The Christian world was abuzz over the television miniseries The Bible, produced by Touched by an Angel star Roma Downey and her husband, television producer Mark Burnett. But how close to Scripture did Burnett and Downey stick in their presentation? It isn’t only that the entire Bible had to be condensed to a six-hour series that resulted in departures from truth; the underlying Roman Catholic thinking and wild imaginations of the producers resulted in the most serious departures. Evangelical leaders seemed to love it, though.

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WITH GOD ON OUR SIDE - Gives Other Side of Israel/Palestinian Confilct?
A new DVD entitled, "With God on Our Side" Rooftop Productions, has thrown down the gauntlet to Christian Zionists who champion the modern state of Israel in its conflict with the Palestinians. Christian Zionists believe modern Israel is the fulfillment, or the beginning of the fulfillment, of biblical prophecies that speak of God's chosen people returning to their ancient land (Zion). They also believe that the return of the Jews to Israel is a prerequisite to the coming of the Lord.

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ANGELS & DEMONS - Are Reason & Faith Mutually Exclusive?
Although billed as a sequel to
The Da Vinci Code, the motion picture Angels & Demons has nothing to do with the prior film. In fact, it is a prequel that, according to author Dan Brown, “tells the story of symbologist Robert Langdon’s adventure in Vatican City one year before his fateful visit to the Louvre” (where according to the fictional The Da Vinci Code he discovers the tomb of Mary Magdalene).

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HOME GROWN JIHAD: Terrorist Camps Around the U.S. - PRB Films DVD
Reviewed by Albert James Dager
The explosive documentary that exposes secret Islamic terrorist camps in the U.S. Never-before-seen footage of terrorist compounds under the leadership of radical Pakistani cleric Sheikh Mubarak Gilani. Called “Soldiers of Allah,” Muslims in the U.S. are being trained to wage jihad.

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THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST
by Albert James Dager
Where does on start in assessing a motion picture that had raised such a furor of controversy long before it was released--even before the first trailers hit the television or movie house screens?

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THE LOST TOMB OF JESUS - A Death-Blow to Christianity?
The Discovery Channel's March 4 premier of a controversial documentary claiming that the tomb of Jesus and his family has been found, is stirring great debate among scientists, scholars, religious leaders, and people in general. Some claim that it disproves the Resurrection and renders Jesus no more than a mortal man. They also claim that it bolsters the theoriesof Jesus marriage to Mary Magdalene, and the idea that He has descendants living today. The film comes on the heels of the fictional portrayal of those same claims in The Da Vinci Code.

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THE DA VINCI CODE - Truth or Gnostic Propaganda?
Now that Dan Brown's run away bestseller The Da Vinci Code has been made into a block buster movie (it grossed $77 million its first weekend), the storm over its controversial attack against Jesus, the Bible and Christianity in general has been renewed with even greater fervor. Movies of ten have a greater impact upon people than do the books upon which they are based. The audio-visual impression, particularly at the hands of a talented director like Ron Howard, is far more impressive than slogging through almost 500 pages of a small paper back book.

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