Tonight I was given the special privilege of reviewing a film that I had been waiting to be released. I've had a bad cold and it was really time for bed, so I intended to start it tonight and finish it in the morning. Not only was I able to finish the entire movie tonight, I am still able to share with you what I thought about it; I couldn't wait to write about it!
The movie is Marching to Zion, and it's a little more than one hour and a half long. The first five minutes or so cover the biblical history of Israel. The graphics are visually engaging and excellently done. I'm a visual learner, so I really appreciate when films have a great visual presence. At this point, I began hoping that the entire film would be appropriate for children, and after completing it, I feel that it is. The introduction ends with the question: “Was this [founding of Israel] really the blessing of the Lord, or were darker forces at work?” The film then goes on to answer that question.
Throughout the film, Pastor Steven Anderson interviews four different rabbis on various Jewish doctrine and he compares what they say to what the Bible says. Plenty of Bible verses from the King James Version are presented. Various topics covered include description of the Talmud and what it says about Jesus; discussion of Torah laws; circumcision; the rabbis' absence of belief in heaven/hell; how all roads lead to God. Also discussed is Replacement Theology and the historical Christians' opinions of Jews (we weren't always on their side!)
The film then addresses Genesis 12:1-3 and Galatians 3:16, 29 and the writer shows how Scofield's reference Bible had changed the thinking of an entire generation (which was handed down to us). Other topics include the Balfour Declaration, The House of Rothschild, the two-state resolution, and why Israel became a state, while Palestine did not.
The four rabbis are asked about the Star of David, and all admit that they have no idea where the symbol came from. The film answers that. It also touches on Free Masonry and Kaballah. The rabbis define who their Messiah will be. They paint the same picture as the Bible's Antichrist, who will unite Jews and false Christians with all religions of the world. Also discussed is how Jews need to accept Christ in order to be saved; not all pastors (such as John Hagee) preach this.
The film then goes into the platform of Israel for US politicians and how Evangelical Christians have joined together with the Jews to support Israel. You will learn some surprising information about immigrating to Israel if you ever decide you want to move there.
My favorite part of the film is when Pastor Anderson goes into a lesson on genealogy and proves that all of us are descended from Israel. You will be surprised at what he finds out about his family line when he goes for DNA testing.
The movie closes with several pastors describing the Heavenly Jerusalem. The final sentence of the film is, “You must come to the conclusion that Jesus Christ is Lord.” Amen!
The graphics throughout the film do not disappoint. Also engaging are the various video clips, interviews, and biblical references. Let me re-iterate that the entire film is supported with biblical references. Since I have been studying the information presented in Marching to Zion already, I did not find anything in it surprising. I have only touched on the numerous topics addressed in the film, and you will not be disappointed by the amount and depth of information presented. Every Christian should have a copy of this DVD. It will be a part of my homeschool! To learn how to get a copy of Marching to Zion, go to www.framingtheworld.com .