Standing Firm

"And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose" according to Romans 8:28. That scripture is the basis of the movie Standing Firm.

When we first accept Christ as our Lord and Savior, it will be tough, even uncomfortable around unbelievers. But rest assured that new believers experience happiness and joy from within, as the Lord softens our hardened heart. Besides the promise of eternal life, we have the hope that we will see those we have lost on earth in heaven, if they have accepted the free gift of salvation before their death. We have a God that knows everything you are going through, even if you don't understand. Those teachings are the crux of Standing Firm.

Just as Sherwood Baptist Church has made memorable movies such as Fireproof, Courageous, and War Room, Standing Firm is yet another example of a church creating and filming a movie. Members of the Niagara Frontier Bible church were used as cast and crew for this movie. The movie was distributed by "Praise Pictures", an independent Christian film production company.

I really enjoyed the 50 minute special feature on the DVD. It detailed how God blessed the church during this film. You can see God's divine hand at work throughout the making of this movie. In the closing credits and in the special feature, we see how the church was inspired by Sherwood Baptist church to create a movie glorifying God.