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“Paul, Apostle of Christ” Movie Review

In the liturgical calendar, Jan. Facing his own crucifixion, he exhorts his follows to stand firm in their faith, even in the face of Roman persecution. Said Affirm executive vice president Rich Peluso: Next to Jesus, no one played a more central role in the growth of early church than the Apostle Paul.

  • Here is a man who worked with his hands but wrote with the grace of a Greek philosopher; a Jewish zealot who nevertheless enjoyed the rights of citizenship in the world's greatest empire;
  • There is evidence that Acts was written to pass on the Christian message, but behind the theology lie clues about Paul's life;
  • Just a quick look at the headlines of his life are enough to understand his impact; his works are some of the earliest Christian documents that we have, 13 of the 27 books of the bible are written by him, and he's the hero of another, Acts of the Apostles;
  • From these convictions stemmed Paul's hostility to the campaign of certain Jewish Christians to insist that obedience to the Law could be combined with faith in Christ;
  • When he goes to Jerusalem, it appears that he is accepted and is instructed in the basics of Christianity.

He wrote a vast swath of the New Testament and traveled more than 10,000 miles by foot to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Luke the Evangelist in the film, which shot on the island of Malta. Click here for the whole thing; below are some excerpts.

New film about apostle Paul will be released in 2018

On stepping into Biblical history: I am praying for the audience — that what I read on script is conveyed to the person in the theater, and that they have the possibility of changing their lives. When you are playing Jesus or Luke or Paul … it just requires someone like me to get out of the way. Andrew Hyatt wrote the screenplay. I read the Acts of the Apostles and started lifting little clues here and there, and I went to Mass and prayed on them.

And then we see how he wrote, how Paul sees [Luke], and I started cross-examining him — and there is a lot of cross-examining and asking him about it — and, slowly, it starts to all come together.

  • Dying with Christ led to a share in his risen life, as a new person;
  • The Acts of the Apostles, by contrast, is a secondary piece of historical writing;
  • So when people go out and make movies, they — excuse my grammar — they have a good guy becoming gooder and ending the goodest;
  • However, there are references to Jesus' birth Gal;
  • Map of the locations in Paul's story However one explains the phenomenon, there is little doubt that the events of the first Easter, sometime in the early 30s of the first century, made a powerful impact on the first followers of Jesus;
  • Its central message is that in spite of any appearance to the contrary, God is still Lord and King over the universe.

I think one part of it is that he was a physician, and he had this particular lifestyle — he was wealthy, and he left it all. He saw Paul speak. Was it Paul who spoke, or was it Christ speaking through him? I believe it was the latter, and that changed his life. Well, there is truth and there is grace.

Maybe years ago there was too much of the truth, and they got one side of it — you know: So when people go out and make movies, they — excuse my grammar — they have a good guy becoming gooder and ending the goodest.

Were these guys sinners?

We can only fit so many folks in our theater, so watch this space for a report on what the filmmakers had to say and a video interview! And you can see the trailer right here … Image:

Paul, the Apostle