‘God’s Not Dead 2’ teaches importance of faith

Provided Photo | High school history teacher Grace Wesley, played by Melissa Joan Hart, comes under fire for answering a student’s question about Jesus. When Wesley refuses to apologize, the school board votes to suspend her and threatens to revoke her teaching certificate.

Written by | NATALIE VILLARREAL |

Provided Photo | High school history teacher Grace Wesley, played by Melissa Joan Hart, comes under fire for answering a student’s question about Jesus. When Wesley refuses to apologize, the school board votes to suspend her and threatens to revoke her teaching certificate.
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High school history teacher Grace Wesley, played by Melissa Joan Hart, comes under fire for answering a student’s question about Jesus. When Wesley refuses to apologize, the school board votes to suspend her and threatens to revoke her teaching certificate.

Let me start out by saying that God’s Not Dead 2 is phenomenal. One would not expect that since it is a sequel, but for me, this movie was better than the first one. The storyline is incredible and really displays that faith always is on trial and that you have to stand up for what you believe. The film focuses on a teacher accused of preaching to her class when asked a question about Jesus and responding with scripture in an attempt to compare the movements of the Rev. Dr. Martin King Jr and Jesus Christ.

With Melissa Joan Hart playing the leading role, you can see how her faith is displayed throughout. Not once does she lose her character, and you can see that her faith isn’t just in the movie but also is the same faith she has in her everyday life. Personally, some parts of this movie made me teary-eyed.

Just to see the power of God in a movie that displays every emotion I feel on a daily basis is amazing. The plot of this story is incredible, and it shows that the real reason Hart’s character Grace Wesley is put on trial is not because of her answering a question about Jesus but because the prosecuting lawyer hates what she stands for. This situation displays the true discrimination that some Christians in our society do face on a daily basis.

Another thing I really enjoyed about this movie is the movement that it stands for. In the last scene, right before the ending credits, the movie shows the reason that sparked the plot and also shares the teachers who were on trial in similar conditions. Seeing a situation taken out of context and used to attack someone based on their beliefs spoke volumes to me. Though the first movie is phenomenal, I strongly suggest looking for the first one on Netflix if you plan to see God’s Not Dead 2.

I truly feel that this is one of the best movies I have seen. I enjoyed the plot, actors and message. It is a good movie that displays standing up for what you truly believe, even if you are not Christian. Be sure to look up the God’s Not Dead hashtag and join the movement. I give this movie a 10 out of 10 rating.

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