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GOD'S NOT DEAD 2: The Purpose Behind the Movie

October 17, 2017
By: Emily Conley

From the college classroom of GOD’S NOT DEAD to the public square in GOD’S NOT DEAD 2, the name of Jesus is welcomed less and less with each passing day. If Christians don’t take a stand today, will we even have a choice tomorrow?

This is the question God’s Not Dead 2 explores. This film takes place in the same city as God’s Not Dead but introduces a new storyline at Martin Luther King Jr. High School, where beloved history teacher Grace Wesley’s honest answer about Jesus in the classroom lands her in big trouble. With the principal and superintendent joining forces with a zealous civil liberties group, Grace faces an epic court case that could cost her the career she loves and expel God from the classroom—and the public square—once and for all.


Adam Hastings, Vice President of Marketing at Pure Flix, answered a few of our questions about the new film, in theaters April 1st.

1.       Why did you decide to make a second movie after God’s Not Dead?

 The first God's Not Dead film addresses the existence of God in a classroom setting. With this film, we wanted to address the existence of Jesus but take it to the public square. We wanted to continue to challenge Christians to stand up for their faith but give them the courage to do it amongst the religious liberty issues currently taking place in our country. 

2.       How are the stories similar?

God's Not Dead 2 is technically a sequel, but it introduces a new storyline and characters combined with a few familiar faces from the first film. 

3.       Who would you like to reach with this movie? 

 We believe and hope that all Christians, young and old, will enjoy this film. We also hope that it gives Christians an opportunity to share their faith with others; a movie is a great way to do that. 

4.       What impact would you like the movie to have on each person who watches it?

 Everyday, we're faced with the decision to stand for Christian values and what the Bible says. We hope it equips and gives courage to individuals to stand for what's right. 

5.       How has the message of this movie impacted you personally?

 I'm in my late twenties, and many people in my generation are abandoning Christian values. This film really challenged me to think about what I believe from a biblical and political perspective. I've come out on the other side of this process with a clearer perspective on the importance of these issues in our country, and I'm very thankful for that. 

6.       What can our blog readers do to support this movie?

Opening weekend is so crucial for faith-based films. We really need people to vote at the box with the entertainment choices they make.

Come out opening weekend and make a stand with us! 

Religious freedom on public schools and universities for students and faculty continues to be a tremendous challenge for people of faith. The following list of ADF cases scroll at the end of the movie.

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