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Movie Review: Last Ounce Of Courage

By Scott Allswang

Saw Last Ounce Of Courage.  Though you could make the argument that it was a little corny or cheesy, I thought it was a movie that every American, especially every Christian American, should see.  I liked it very much, not because of anything other than the MESSAGE.  The message to me was the silent majority must wake up and get engaged in the social, moral, and political issues of our time or we will lose our country for good!  I believe that much of the blame for our social, moral, and political ills falls at the doorstep of the church.  The church has failed to be salt and light in a dark world.  At some point the church retreated from the affairs of this world and let the pagans take control of our government, our educational system, and the media.  Think about it.  A very vocal, liberal, activist, MINORITY, is running this country (and ruining this country) because Christians are so busy "seeking those things that are above" that they have become no earthly good.  That is not what Jesus meant when he said in John 17:16---"They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world."  In fact Jesus said in verse 15, "I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one."  So we are not of the world, but we are to live in the world AS SALT AND LIGHT.  We should be uniting and demanding that which is good and right and speaking out against every evil in this culture for Christ's sake. 

Yes, we are to seek those things that are above but that doesn't mean we abandon our responsibilities here below!  While we are seeking personal righteousness and the return of Christ and His eternal kingdom, we are to be fulfilling Matthew 5:13-16.  This is where the church has failed in my opinion.

"You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned?  It is then good for nothing but to be thrown our and trampled underfoot by men.  You are the light of the world.  A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.  Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.  Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven."

Last Ounce Of Courage is about one man who HAD ENOUGH.  He stood up to the ACLU and political correctness and united a town to fight for that which is legally ours.  It's inspiring and motivating.  This is an important film for the very time that we're living in.  Go see it.

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