Our family was able to watch The Grace Card this week. It has just been released on DVD for those of you that may not know. It is always a pleasure to see a movie that contains Judeo-Christian values as opposed to what Hollywood typically mass produces.
The Grace Card follows the lives of two police officers. One of those police officers has experienced great tragedy in his life that has left him bitter and very anti-God. The other police officer is a bivocational preacher and is finding that true ministry is not just what is preached behind a pulpit on Sunday morning. Both men learn much from their relationship with each other and the movie emphasizes the importance of loving and showing grace to others even in the most difficult of circumstances.
My biggest problem with The Grace Card is that there wasn't a clear presentation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Christ was mentioned by name, but not the clear message of redemption in Him. This is one area I have appreciated so much from movies like Facing the Giants and Fireproof. They clearly show the way of salvation in those movies. It reminds me of another movie I have watched before called "Time Changer." If you have not seen this, I highly recommend it. The whole premise is what happens to a society that gives a moral message without showing that the only way to righteousness is through the Gospel and the Gospel alone.
I would still recommend The Grace Card. It is a far cry from the other side of the coin we are bombarded with on a daily basis from Hollywood. But, I would have Christians be especially careful in making sure their message of hope and righteousness is only by means of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Everything else is just good works and still means nothing in the scheme of eternity.