Monday, October 13, 2014

my "meet the mormons" review

this weekend i went with my family and some friends to the new movie, "Meet the Mormons." and let me just say that i LOVED it. 

i have read a few online reviews on IMDB about the film. the negative ones were of those not of our faith that were upset that this movie wasn't what they expected. they thought it would be learning more details about our faith, or even addressing some of the controversies surrounding our religion. as i read those reviews, i thought, no, the movie didn't really address the current issues people have with our religion in a direct way. what it did show was how those truly converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints live their lives by striving to be more like Him.

the movie took different LDS members from all over the world and showed how their religion affected how they act every day. what some people may not know, and what some of you DO know, is that our religion isn't just a "go to church on sunday" religion. it's a lifestyle. when you truly believe and have a testimony of our Savior Jesus Christ you do more than just go to church on sundays. These 6 people in this film are 6 excellent examples of those who truly have a testimony of our Savior and are trying to become like Him by serving others. what the film also shows is how keeping the spirit in your life can help you make decisions that can help other people. which is what Jesus Christ was all about. serving others and being completely selfless. 

no, it didn't talk about polygamy, or specifics on why we don't drink, or the fact that we believe in traditional marriage. but it DID show 6 people that put family and God first in their lives. whether you are a member of the LDS church, or not, if you are a follower of Christ and want to see a movie about those who are trying to be like Him, too.... this is a great movie to watch. it's simply a feel good movie. if you wanted something different or wanted more information about our church. we have already provided places for you to get your specific questions answered { up the LDS missionaries in your area}.

so that's my review on the movie! i hope you all go see it! not only because it's an uplifting film that inspired me to want to do more, but also because all net proceeds are being donated to the American Red Cross!

hope everyone has a great week!

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