Resurrection: After Ten Commandments Demolished, One Group Drops $25,000 To Rebuild

Our country was founded on Biblical principles. There are many places in America that acknowledge and respect that.

Which is why in Arkansas they erected a statue to honor the 10 Commandments. Tragically, one hateful man destroyed the beautiful monument.

But a not-so-unlikely group has just promised to help rebuild it.

From Arkansas Online:

Executive producers of the Christian God’s Not Dead movie series donated $25,000 Thursday to replace a Ten Commandments monument after the original was smashed less than a day after its installation on state Capitol grounds.

The 6-foot-tall stone inscribed with the 10 biblical laws was erected near the Arkansas Supreme Court building on June 27. Early the next day, according to police reports, Michael Tate Reed of Van Buren drove a Dodge Dart into the monument, which toppled, shattering the granite. He was arrested at the scene and faces misdemeanor charges of defacing an object of public respect and criminal trespass, and first-degree criminal mischief, a felony. Tate is being held in lieu of $100,000 bond.

The original God’s Not Dead follows a college student who argues about the existence of God with an unbelieving professor. The follow-up, God’s Not Dead 2, was filmed in Little Rock in 2015, the same year state Sen. Jason Rapert, R-Bigelow, sponsored a bill to get the Ten Commandments tribute installed. The two movies grossed more than $80 million combined, according to Box Office Mojo, a website that tracks movie revenue.

God’s Not Dead 3 will be filming in Little Rock in the fall, Rapert said.

We’ve been seeing the rise of Christian movies. Despite the hate from Hollywood, more and more viewers are supporting films with Biblical messages. In the past that would have been unheard of. But times are changing.

God’s Not Dead is one of the series that are making progress to change the movie industry. The success of the first two films have inspired others, like Heaven Is For Real, and other similar franchises.

This act of consideration for Little Rock is no surprise. Clearly these film makers want to honor God and the people of this city which has given them so much.

Hopefully they will be able to restore the monument soon. And other secular haters will learn that vandalizing our nation’s Christian heritage will not work.

Source: Arkansas Online

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