Patterns of Evidence - Exodus - Movie Review and Giveaway


With this movie, I was very impressed. Filmmaker Tim Mahoney spent 12 years in the development of this movie.   The story is based on the Filmmakers Journey to Discover the truth by asking honest questions about the Bible.  Tim Mahoney was facing a personal Crisis in his faith and wanted tangible answers. He was conflicting between what he always thought he knew about the Bible, namely the Exodus of the Israelites, and what was real.

This week I have the opportunity to bring to you a review of the movie Patterns of Evidence – Exodus – winner of 13 awards.

I watch Biblically based movies with a bit of trepidation. Especially documentaries. I think it is easy to see visual representations of Biblical stories and keep them as my depiction of what really happened or what the Bible says.

Movies are made to be dramatic and entertaining and will leave out the truth for the sake of time or production.

With this movie, I was very impressed. Filmmaker Tim Mahoney spent 12 years in the development of this movie. 

The story is based on the Filmmakers Journey to Discover the truth by asking honest questions about the Bible.

Tim Mahoney was facing a personal Crisis in his faith and wanted tangible answers. He was conflicting between what he always thought he knew about the Bible, namely the Exodus of the Israelites, and what was real.

I love that honesty and facing the real struggles of faith. I know we can all relate.

There were many things that I enjoyed about this movie. I did like how well the movie was done visually. There were bits of the movie where the Bible story was being told and it was done in a simple but powerful way.

As we follow this filmmaker on his journey to uncover the truth of the Exodus we are lead all over the world as the pieces of evidence unfold.

He interviews people who are both believers and non-believers in the God and hears their versions of the Exodus stories. Through this journey, he discovers the varying opinions, based on science and faith on what happened to the Israelites.

The story begins with Abraham leaving his homeland in pursuit of the promised land to the exodus of the Israelites out of Egypt.

I enjoyed how he leaves the movie allowing us to make this judgment for ourselves based on the evidence.
  
I am not someone that requires physical archeological evidence for my faith because my faith journey is based on a changed heart and that can’t be dug up and examined when I am gone. What I hope will be able to be examined is the evidence of the words and the testimony of my life. I pray that is evidence and legacy of my faith and a life well lived.

I know some people, however, need or want hard evidence to prove their faith. This journey takes the person looking for hard evidence down that road.

I loved seeing the accounts of the stories. What I do love about movies and documentation like this is how God is not afraid to reveal Himself and His truth to us.

I also think it is awesome that God knows there are people who want evidence. I don’t think He shames that. Look at the story of Thomas. He said he wouldn’t believe unless he saw the proof and there Jesus stood and didn’t condemn him but showed him His hands, feet and pierced side. Because of Jesus’ truth and gentleness in that situation Thomas believed.

The journey that we are taken through in Patterns of Evidence is an opportunity to solidify our faith as we see God revealing His accounts of history to us. It’s exciting to see how they all line up and fall into place.

That doesn’t always happen. Sometimes we have not been revealed things and that is when God wants us to step out in faith and trust that His Words are true.

This is the angle the movie takes. He says here is the evidence – do with it what you will. We may not have all the answers or all the pieces but we have enough to make a very strong case. The rest of it is up to our faith.

I just want to point out one of the men being interviewed in this movie. He is a leading archeologist and a professed agnostic. The evidence that he continually gives is for the Bible is an accurate historical document. He points out time and time again how all the evidence aligns with the Bible.

I found that to be very fascinating. I actually had to go back and listen to the fact that he said he was agnostic because of the evidence he was sharing.
It is hard to see people have the evidence for a living God right in front of them and completely miss Him. It just reminds me how much we need to pray for unbelievers and for their eyes to be opened.

Overall, I would recommend this movie. I thought that is was very well done both visually and through the evidence.

As a believer, it gives you another reason to be excited about the Bible and gives you a great resource and source of conversation for people who may be looking for the hard evidence.

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” Matthew 7:7-8 (NIV)

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5 comments :

  1. My son passed away on 8/8/2016 and i feel his presence and God's presence daily. I couldnt have made it without HIM

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    1. Kathy, I am so sorry to hear that. That is something that could leave us feeling hopeless but God... He gives life.
      I know my experience is not the same as yours but I have lost 3 babies prior to birth and I do know that God is the answer and it is so encouraging to hear you relying on Him to get you through. Blessings to you, Kathy!

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  2. The evidence of God that I see in my life is his presence of the Holy Spirit, that helps me day-to-day. He truly is a friend that is closer than a brother.

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    1. I am right here with you on that one, Ronald. I am someone who knows and see the evidence in very real ways in my own life and in the lives of people around me. I know He changes things and I know there is solid evidence for that. I know the Holy Spirit lives and works through me and that is awesome.

      What I find really cool in these archaeological digs is that God chooses when and how He wants things revealed to us. What has been unearthed in this particular video is thousands of years old. Going all the way back to Joseph and Moses. Why wait until now or even 100 years ago to allow people to find it. He has a purpose and every good and perfect thing that comes down from heaven is for His glory so I find it to be pretty cool that He allows this to be uncovered.
      Although there are skeptics there always have been and there always will be. He chooses to reveal himself to different people in different ways and if this is how He does it for some than all praise to Him. Thanks for stopping by today.

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    2. I couldn't agree with you more, Jaime. God allows us to discover things in our journey, in this life. Not only about ourselves, but others, as well as things in the Bible. God/Jesus are awesome! I am so grateful and thankful for the Lord ever touching my life. I was truly blessed, and I am blessed! I repented of my past sins, and accepted the Lord Jesus in my heart when I was 16 years old. And he has been with me all these years since. It's been a great journey, getting to learn the do's and don'ts and experience his love! Now, getting back to the initial point..mainstream scientists will never be satisfied in their search for the truth about the knowledge of life and creation itself. Or even the stories and events that was recorded in the Bible. As many don't even believe in God, or a creator. Thankfully, you and I do. And countless others do as well. Thank God for his love, and that he ever sent his son down here to make a way of escape for all of humanity! We're truly blessed (you and I) to now be two individuals that are on the inside, rather than on the outside trying to look in. But God loves ALL of humanity, and thank God, when the time comes, it was prophesied that there will be a number that no one can number (Paraphrased) that will be resurrected. :)

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