It is clear from an abbreviated screening of Ridley Scott's new film "Exodus: Gods and Men" that the acclaimed director Ridley Scott is pushing a brotherly bond between Moses and Rhamses.
The Christian Post screened several clips of the highly-anticipated blockbuster this week in which Scott explained his desire to emphasize the relationship between Moses and Rhamses. Although "Exodus" still needs finishing touches, the big screen Biblical adaptation stars Christian Bale as an enigmatic but perceptive Moses, who Scott said is "brothers in everything but blood" with the Pharaoh's son, Rhamses.
Right off the bat, the first clip of "Exodus" demonstrates the brotherly connection between Moses and Ramses (Joel Edgerton) who nervously listen to a prophecy indicating that Moses will save Rhamses in battle, but that he will later rule over the Egyptian royal. Then, the pair receive swords branded with each other's names as gifts from the Pharaoh before they take an oath to protect one another. Later, once he is made Pharaoh, Rhamses trusts Moses above all others. more >>
The Madison County School Board in Georgia unanimously voted Tuesday to remove two Bible verses from a monument donated to its high school football team, fearing a lawsuit from a Washington, D.C.-based secular organization.
The board made its decision after hearing from Cory Kirby, the school district's attorney, who explained that the monument's Bible verses would likely not pass a legal challenge.
"Kirby told board members, in part, that the monument presented some legal problems in connection with the 1971 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Lemon v. Kurtzman. The case produced the so-called 'Lemon test,'" reported Jim Thompson of the Athens Banner-Herald. more >>
Sometimes life can just get hard for us. Most people having different ways of coping with discouragement and disappointment. When life gets hard and we feel down there is no better way to lift ourselves up then spending time with God.
Disappointment usually leads to discouragement and through time it gets hard to get past. When we become discouraged, we turn into another person. This is not the person God desired us to be. God wants us to be happy and love all people around us. When you feel disappointed, just know that there are others who may be dealing with an even worse situation. Consider this a blessing, and use it to learn from in the future.
Below are 7 Bible verses that will help when dealing with disappointment: more >>
Christian Bale, who plays Moses in the upcoming "Exodus: Gods and Kings," spoke about portraying the Biblical figure during a recent screening.
"The big one for me, other than realizing I had no idea about Moses at all, just how complex a character he was," the actor said at a Q&A after the screening. "He was a very troubled, tumultuous man and mercurial. But the biggest surprise was the nature of God. He was equally very mercurial."
Bale admitted that he was not very knowledgeable about the Bible and had to do some significant research for the role. He not only read the Torah, which "took a bit of time," the Koran, and Moses: A Life by Jonathan Kirsch. Even though the role required a great deal of seriousness, Bale still took time to relax and enjoy a more humorous portrayal of the Biblical figure. more >>
Reports of the deadly Ebola virus are spreading faster than the highly-contagious virus itself. As the Center for Disease Control and its Division of Global Migration and Quarantine (DGMQ) work to prevent further outbreak in the US, Ebola is the most feared virus on the planet because once it infects a person, its ability to spread and cause death is astounding.
But the fact is fear of Ebola is more infectious than the biological virus. Fear of the fever is what's driving our government to contain it. Fear is what's capturing the headlines, and spreading like wildfire.
Like the biological virus, fear is a spiritual Ebola that can infect even the most faithful God-fearing Christian. In the book of Numbers, chapters 13-15, the Bible tells the account of how the spiritual Ebola of fear infected the Israelites —even though they had just witnessed God's power to escape Egyptian slavery. more >>
Former "Hercules" star Kevin Sorbo has spoken out about his career and life in Hollywood, noting that if you are a conservative Christian, "you will get attacked."
"I think being a conservative in Hollywood and being a Christian in Hollywood, you get attacked," he told CNSNews. "It's so strange to me that the media sits there and protects the things that they protect, or they ignore the things that they ignore, and they go after stories like global warming—like that's more important than what's going on in the world right now with these terrorists."
Sorbo starred in the hit film "God's Not Dead" and can be seen in "Let the Lion Roar," where he portrays the legendary Protestant preacher and theologian John Calvin. Sorbo has been rather outspoken about his faith in recent years and is dedicated to spreading the Christian message of goodness and salvation rather than anything else. more >>