Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Students Distribute Creation Statement at Movie Premier

Greenville Seminary students took the occasion of the February premier of the new movie "Is Genesis History?" to hand out copies of the GPTS Faculty Statement on Creation to moviegoers.

Zack Groff, Logan Shelton, Melwin Isaac, Isaac Koko, and Christopher Williams and his wife Patsy distributed the statements at two local theaters during the first showing of the film. Movie goers to the sold-out feature eagerly accepted the resource, leaving our students empty-handed by the end of the night!

The film, produced by Dr. Del Tackett, creator of Focus on the Family's The Truth Project worldview video series, debuted in movie theaters on February 23 to sold-out auditoriums around the country, ranking No. 1 at the box office for the day above all other major film releases, according to Global Dispatch. In addition, it had the No. 1 per-screen average that day, topping all other titles by more than five times their average. Due to this popular demand, encore screenings were scheduled in U.S. movie theaters for the nights on March 2 and 7.

"All told, we handed out dozens of the faculty's statement to like-minded evangelical Christians and their guests who went to view the movie. Praise the Lord for a good night!" said Mr. Groff. "May the Lord use this simple activity of resource distribution to glorify His Name, to encourage His people, and even to instigate fresh considerations of the confessional Reformed tradition and Greenville Seminary."

Earlier in February, GPTS President Dr. Joseph Pipa, Jr. hosted a special preview showing of the film on the seminary campus.

The film and extra features and resources are expected to be released for church licensing in April and May. Learn more here.

To read the GPTS Faculty Statement on Creation, go here.