Patterns of Evidence: the movie the media missed

{source}<iframe style=”float: left; border: 1px solid #000000; background-color: #C0C0C0; padding: 2px; margin: 10px; -moz-border-radius: 3px; -khtml-border-radius: 3px; -webkit-border-radius: 3px; border-radius: 3px;” width=”400″ height=”225″ src=”″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>{/source}The man in the line behind my husband said he had to call around to find a theater that still had tickets available for the movie, Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus.  When Jim and I filed in, we felt lucky to find two seats together.  The theater was filled with people, Jewish and Christian, who were excited to hear the latest scientific findings for the book of Exodus.  The movie was fascinating and presented accurate, well-documented news about the likely dating for the book of Exodus in the Bible.  The conclusion:  the message of the Bible concurs with recent archeological findings and the events recorded in Scripture can be supported by science.  Every believer should see this movie because when you leave the theater you will be amazed at the greatness of God and the perfection of his word.

An interesting panel discussion with four outstanding spiritual leaders was shown at the end of the movie.  The crowd broke out with spontaneous applause after we saw that discussion aired.   I hope everyone who is a reader of this blog will try to see the DVD of this movie, with as many friends and family as you can fit around the television.  The story of Exodus was a historical event, miracles included!  

I was excited to write this blog and wanted to do some research to see what others thought about it.  I googled the movie title and was surprised to find that the morning after the national screening of an excellent movie on the truth of the Exodus, not one major news agency, magazine or newspaper had an article on the topic.  I was so surprised that I re-googled the movie title using as many search words as possible.  Still, the same links, to the same few web pages.

An excellent movie about the truth of the Exodus story, an event that defined human history, and not one news agency considered it worth reporting on!  Instead, I saw news stories about Tiger Woods’ missing tooth, Kate Middleton‘s graying hair, Kim Kardashian’s look-alike, and the Super Bowl.  Local news did not mention the movie either.  

Patterns of Evidence proves the biblical account of the Exodus, and no one in the media thought it mattered.  The movie reveals patterns of evidence about our culture as well.  If the media is where most people are getting their news, most people will never have the chance to know about the Creator God, his Son or the holiness of the Bible.  Our media will not help people realize that the most important thing to know in this life is the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Our media reports what sells, and God’s word is not trending very well.

Christians need to accept some responsibility for the popularity of God’s word.  What are we doing to help people realize that the most important news in this world is the “good news” – the gospel message?   I left the movie more convinced than ever that the Bible is absolutely true.  But truthfully, I entered the theater convinced and I’m pretty sure that was true of almost everyone else there as well.

We believe, but whom are we convincing?  We are saved, but whom are we inviting?  We discuss the truth of God’s word, but whom are we discussing that truth with?  The media won’t care until they need to.  The media won’t care until the culture cares.

Patterns of Evidence is an excellent movie that proves the account in the book of Exodus can be supported by science and archeology.  The Bible is profoundly true.  The Bible can provide every bit of information a person needs in order to spend eternity in heaven.  The Bible also teaches that if a person doesn’t accept the truth of Scripture they will spend eternity in hell.  

Romans chapter 10 is about the importance of the gospel message . . . and the messengers.  

How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the
one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?
And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet
of those who bring good news!” (Romans 10:14-15)

We have the most important story to tell.  The media will care when we do.

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