God's Not Dead (2014)

♪ It wasn't enough ♪

♪ No, it's not enough ♪
♪ So just let it go ♪

But the angels, they brought you ♪

♪ And they're gonna hold you up ♪

♪ They see the fear in your eyes ♪

♪ When nobody stands, stand on your own ♪

But the angels, they brought you ♪

♪ And they're gonna hold you up ♪

♪ They're gonna hold you up ♪

You got your pre-registration sheet?


All core requirements are here.

What is your humanities elective?

Philosophy 150.


I'd recommend Patel or maybe Mueller.

Come on, man.

It can't be that bad.

I don't think I can really-- It's your funeral.

Last drop date is the 22nd.

You might want to keep that in mind.

You're done.

- Hi.

- Martin Yip.

What does P.R.C. stand for?



Oh yes, always serious.


White & Wolfe, how can I help you?

Yes, please hold.

White & Wolfe.

Thank you, bye-bye.

As you can on-margin.

You're on with Marc.

Hey, I need you to give me directions.

You're kidding, right?

Can't do it.

The Nikkei just opened and there's a massive sell-off going on.

At La Rive Gauche.

Wait, you'll take me to La Rive Gauche What's in it for me?

You're kidding, right?

You're serious.

Of Duck Commander Willie Robertson, and I am going to crash that party and hold his feet to the fire.

And my-- --own advertisers.

That's my girl!

Not just another pretty face.

Oh my, chicken!

Are you serious?

Is it okay if I help?

Oh, alright, alright.

You're new here, aren't you?

It's me, Mom.

Mina, your daughter.

I'm sorry, I don't-- It's okay, it's okay.

I don't see a ring.

It's complicated.

If either of those facts is news to you, then now would be your turn to leave.

I understand some of you are here Pfft, I'm out.

There's always one.

Michel Foucault, Bertrand Russel, Ludwig Feuerbach, Bertolt Brecht, Sigmund Freud N o a m C ho ms k .

The list goes on.

Philosophers, poets, scientists, authors, towering intellects, all of them.

But what do they all have in common?


They're all dead.

Well, that would be I n correct.

G-dog Gerard Trigga.

G-dog- Anyone else?

No one?

Well, they are, or were...atheists.

From the Greek "theos," meaning "God," and from the prefix "a," In short, each of the thinkers I named took the strong position that there is no God, all-powerful, supernatural being.

- Hey!

- How was your flight?

- Wonderful.

- Wonderful?

It's like a 30-hour flight.


Great to see you.

Nice to see you.

Dakar to Zurich, Zurich to Frankfurt, an 8-hour layover, and direct to Carter International.

All the time.

And all the time?

God is good.

God is dead.

This is, of course, a metaphor, and crop failures, diseases and disasters, which we now ascribe to bacteria and viruses, and we are all the better for it.

There is no God.

All that I require from each of you "God is dead," which I expect we will, I will be spared the tedious duty their lowest grades of the semester.

Thank you.

Thank you.

Oh, a lower case Thank you.

Excuse me, Mister-- Wheaton. Josh Wheaten.

Mr. Wheaton, is something wrong?

Yeah, I can't.

I can't do what you want.

I'm a Christian.

Oh, don't worry.

You can still go back to your dorm room and sink to your knees but what you do in this class is mine.

I can't.

Alright, Mr. Wheaton.

Allow me to explain the alternative.

Then you will need to defend the antithesis that God is not dead.

And you'll need to do it in front of this class from the podium.

Are you ready to accept that?

Well, who would decide whether I won or lost the argument?

Well, I Would.

It's my class, my rules.

Well, what about them?

Well, that's interesting, but why would I want to empower them?

Well, you've already won them over.

I mean, I'd have to unconvince them, get them to admit they were wrong.

Alright, Mr. Wheaton.

You'll get 3 sessions, to make your case.

But I will not increase your allotted time.

Of course, you'll be responsible for all the other class assignments.

For our next class, and Renee Descartes' "Discourse on Method," to which you may add Bertrand Russell's and in thanks for his failure to help us reach You don't want to deny your faith, I get it.

Yeah, but I'm not sure I can do that.

Don't be ridiculous.

I don't know, I just keep thinking of that (3.8. Lewis line, Josh, why am I here?

Hello, earth to Josh.

Why am I, Salutatorian of our graduating class, here at my third-choice school?

I'm sorry for having the next 5 years of our life planned out.

That's just who I am.

I don't know, Kara, it's just-- and if you want to get into law school, you can't afford to flunk this class.

Even a "C" could be disastrous.

I don't know why you wear those heels.

You're too tall.

You're taller than me.

You're man enough to handle it.

Mr. Robertson!

Hi, or should I call you Willie?

You can call me Willie.

Amy Ryan, I blog "The New Left." Can I ask you a few questions?

Yeah, sure, fire away.

This is my wife-- Korie, I know.

I'm actually surprised to see you here.

I do kinda miss those days, huh?

Yeah, you want to start again?

We can try.


You've made a fortune selling devices Oh, I guess when you say "you," which would be "y'all." You can just change it to "y'all." That'd be an easier expression, that way it'll get everybody in there.

We're doing alright.

So life is good.

Hey, look, let's just get one thing straight.

I ain't maiming nothing.

When I shoot it, I kill it and then I eat it.

So, you do kill those ducks?

Of course I do.

What am I gonna do, cook 'em while they're still moving around?

That would be cruel.

That'd be bad.

We've been married for 20 years.

But on the things that matter, yeah, I agree wholeheartedly.

Not just because of the hunting, As far as my praying to Jesus, Temporary.

Even life is temporary.

Jesus, that's eternal.

Jesus said this: And that's it?

Pretty simple, isn't it?

Thanks for your time.

No thanks, I'm good.

You're good?


Who was that lady?

You're beautiful.

I wish you didn't have to do that.

It's for my father.

He's very traditional.

No one.

Ayisha, I know it's hard living in their world and being apart from it, a world you can see but can't touch.

There is no one who worships God, We must never forget who and what we are.

That is the most important thing.

Yes, Baba.

I only insist on this because I love you.

That I love you?

Of course, Baba.

Can I help you?

It looks like he's out at the moment.

Well, maybe that's why he sent me.

♪ We are the ones and zeros ♪ ♪ We are the ones ♪ I could drop the class, run away, pretend like it never happened, which is what my girlfriend wants.

By trying to prove that God exists.

How many people in that class?

Eighty maybe.

And how many of them do you think would ever step foot in here, or any other church for that matter?

Well, none probably.

So, your acceptance of this challenge, they'll ever have.


Yeah, I suppose so.

Check out Matthew 10:32-33.

What, that's it?

That's all?


If you're still undecided after that one, look at Luke 12:48.

It can't be that simple.

Sure it can.

All you have to do is decide whether or not you're willing to listen.

It's not easy, but it's simple.

"but whoever denies me before men, "Everyone to whom much was given, "and from him to whom they entrusted much, Sorry I'm late.

That's alright.

Okay, as I was saying-- Amy.

Your results came back positive.

You have cancer.

I don't have time for cancer.

I'm too busy.

Evidence of distant metastasis.

We need to determine the extent of it.

I know you're very important and the world can't get along without you, but it's my job to let you know that it may be preparing to do exactly that, Do you understand?

Hey babe.

More like I forgot to turn my phone on.

Do you know what day it is?


Anything else?

The 13th?

Happy anniversary.

You remembered.

Mm-hmm, and we're gonna celebrate.

The Newsboys.

They're gonna be in town next Friday.

You are amazing, which is why I love you.

You know, I just-- You get that, can't you?

- Sure.

- Forgive me?

- Always.

Come on.

I just need-- Whoa!

Well, that can't all be Statistics.

Not all of it.

Okay, most of it.

Josh, that's not funny.

Okay, it's really not.

Look, this is something I want to do, okay?

Josh, everything you do is about us.

Okay, we're a team.

I'm a part of that.

Yeah, well, neither do my parents if every single person that loves you is saying the exact same thing?

This experiment is over.

You need to prioritize and decide What if it's God?

And move on.

We're not in high school anymore.


Josh, this is serious.

I know.

You know.

Standing in front of the fairy tale castle.

Can you not understand that?

Sixteenth biggest.

It will be the world's biggest and I'll be glad that it's not taller than it is.

Maybe the battery-- Or the starter.

I'll call and arrange for a rental car.

But how will we get to the rental car?

They'll deliver it to us.

Are you serious?

Yeah, absolutely.

They'll deliver us the car we are to drive?




But there are some flat-earthers out there to be either necessary, or self-evident, or both.

Who will be presenting his case in favor of a supreme celestial dictator, Mr. Wheaton, are you ready?

Podium is yours.

And well, they're right.

But the only way to debate this issue is to look at the available evidence, and that's what we're going to do.

We're going to put God on trial, and you as the jury.

In an event known as the Big Bang.

So, let's look at theoretical physicist of what the Big Bang would have looked like.

In his description.

In the beginning, there was an explosion, or ever will be, was produced.

We had a universe.

For 2,500 years, that the universe has always existed who was actually also-- What's a theist?

Out of nothingness, in an unimaginably intense flash of light is how he would expect the universe to respond "Let there be light." and for 2,500 years, So, the earliest you can get here is 5?

Okay, we'll be waiting.

Wait, it has air conditioning, right?

Okay, thanks.

It's okay, David.


We can meet the choir director, Or we could meet the women's club Lots of important stuff.

You'll have time to meet Mina for lunch.

Right, I can meet Mina for lunch.

No, I just need to do some meaningful work This coming from the missionary who literally is in the trenches, He who is faithful in a very little thing is also faithful in much.

God knows you're doing the work.

It's all part of his grand design.

Jumping into existence out of nothingness, namely, the universe and everything in it.

But in his book, "The God Delusion," Richard Dawkins says Dawkins' question only makes sense in terms of a God who has been created.

And even leaving God out of the equation, with answering this same question of how did things start.

To believe in a Creator behind the creation.

The world's most famous scientist, and who is not a theist, I haven't avoided it, I just didn't-- You just didn't know about it.

"Spontaneous creation is the reason "there is something instead of nothing.

"It is not necessary to invoke God to set the universe in motion." End of quote.

But his point remains.

How do you answer?

I don't know.

You don't know?

I prick the balloon of your entire argument with a single pin, and you don't know?


But it doesn't shake my underlying faith.

"Oh, yes he is." Well, I look forward to next week's lecture.

Class is dismissed.

That I won't have an answer for?

I never said I was smarter.

Now, I want to make this clear.

In that classroom, there is a god, and yep, I'm him.

In front of my students.


We don't award degrees in that.

Don't bother answering, but know this, of a law degree in your future.

Have a nice day.

- You did it, didn't you?

- What?

You know what I'm talking about.

You went and did your argument, didn't you?

Yeah, yeah I did.

What were you trying to prove?

That's it?

It's just--it's over?

It's over, Josh.

After I already told you what would happen-- Yeah, but that's sort of the point, isn't it?

This is something that's important to me, right, but since it's not important to you, you made it a make-it- or-break-it-thing for us.

You didn't ask me, you told me.

It wasn't a decision that we made, Well, somebody had to.

Okay- That's it?


It's not what I want.

But I have to do this thing.

Now that I've started.

My mother was so right about you.

Hey, Fa hid.

♪ Maybe avoid that downward slide ♪

♪ When you see it as a life to save-- ♪

1 Corinthians says you're saved, If you believe this in your heart, and he'll set you free.

Give me that!

Give me that!

Swear it!

Bottle of Cristal, my table.

Yes, Mr. Shelley.

I have some news.

Me too.

Okay, but me first.

I've just been named partner.

I think I have cancer.

Did you hear me?

Did you hear what I just said?

I have cancer.

This couldn't wait until tomorrow?


How can you say that to me?

I thought you loved me.

You make it sound like a contract negotiation.

Well, what did you think this was?

I thought it was love.

Grow up, Amy.

And you're as guilty of it as anybody.

We had fun.

Out of the relationship that we wanted, and it was good.

It was-- actually, it was great.

But now it's over.

How did I not see this in you?

Because you saw what you wanted.

You understand that I might die?

Hey, you're in my philosophy class.

Martin, right?

Correct, and you're Mr. Josh.


Yeah, that's me, Mr. Josh.

Hey, is that on our reading list?


Can I ask you a question?

Yeah, sure.

Why are you doing what you are doing?

Everyone else thinks I'm crazy.

My parents don't want me to risk it.

At the end of it all, I'm gonna have to work like a dog just to catch up on my other classes.

You have described your difficulties, I don't know.

I just--I think of Jesus as my friend.

I don't want to disappoint him, even if everyone thinks I should.

See, to me, he's not dead.

He's alive.


Hiya, Tom Blanchard, Metro City Auto.

Here's your keys.


I'm giving you a car.

Sign here, Thank you.

We'll come pick you up.


You're kidding.

What did you do?

Did you break it?


Check and see if it's still in gear.

No, it's in park.

Alright, well, now it's not.

How soon can you get us another car?

Well, not tonight.

It's already after 5:30.

Everyone's gone home An audition?

And it's kind of a dinner theatre thing.

Perhaps it's gonna rain anyway.

Sometimes you don't make any sense.

All the time.

And all the time?

God is good.

You're on with Marc.

It's me, dork, your sister.

Oh, and this is about?

You really should go see Mom.

She's not doing well.

She hasn't been doing well for years.

That's why they call it dementia.

Still, you should go see her.

Claire said you haven't been there in awhile.

Like it matters?

Besides, I just bought her a new TV.

If she gives you the right answer, I'll visit.

That's not fair.

Life's not fair.

I gotta go.

Say hi to Amy.

No, that's over.

What'd you do?

I'm sorry to hear that.

Well, that's the way it goes.

Okay, ready to get this started?

Seriously, you have got to get a life.

Yeah, tell me about it.

Hey honey.

Oh, sorry, the door was open.

I just let myself in.

- Hi.

- Hi.

I did.

I left it in the car.

It's in the car.

Don't worry about it.

You have a lot on your plate.

So, you know, just-- thank you for helping set up our dinner party.

Well, unless I'm wrong, That's not true.

Vivian's a sociologist.

Look, I can't help it.

The instant I get around you.


The first time I walked into your classroom, you were all blood and thunder.


It was an A-minus.

Close enough.



That carefree, free-spirited girl 'Cause I miss her.

She has got a mom who's failing, she's sensing time is passing by, Reading, listening, thinking.

You can hardly call this thinking.

Yes, and you know that I'm not.

Yeah, I know, and I know there's a lot of things you don't want to talk about, so we don't talk about them.

And louder, and soon it will be deafening, and I don't know if I can put up with that.

- I know.

- Do you?

- Yeah.

Because we need to be clear on this.

Which means I don't get a mistress turned itinerant rabbi into our lives.

Look, I'm gonna go freshen up.

Is this the same car?

Oh, no sir.

No, sir.

Same model, different color.

The other one was a Cabernet.

This is more of a merlot.

You know, lying's not good.

You know that, right?

Sir, I assure you this is a different automobile.

Here, try it out.

Oh, Pretty good.

I'm up for review mid-semester.

Well, congratulations Jeffrey.

Anything else on your plate?

Not really.

Feel like sharing?

Who's--well, he's taken a challenge to prove the existence of God.

In your classroom?

- Yes.

- Silly boy.

- Freshman?

- Oh yeah.

Doesn't seem quite fair to me.

Well, how's that?

He's inexperienced in front of a room, in your own field of expertise.

Come on, Mina.

This is fun for me.

I gave him an out, but no,no,no, he wants to prove that God isn't dead.

Look, I know I am in the minority here, but I actually believe in God.

But I'm just saying-- Mina, I've asked politely, okay?

Okay- The coq au vin is almost done.


To the dining room.

Cheers, everyone.

Mina, this wine is awful.

It's been cooked.

Talk about your "Grapes of Wrath." I locked it in the trunk and when I got home I forgot about it.

As Socrates put it over 2,000 years ago, "Gnothi seauton." Looks like it's Greek to her.

Oh, it's "Know thyself," darling, know thyself.

You know, if you'll all excuse me, it's time for the help to depart.

Sweetheart-- No pacemaker?


I know it sounds crazy, but I have to ask.

In our last class, I was asked a question that I couldn't answer.

As Professor Radisson pointed out, in which he says the following: "Because there is a law such as gravity, but three errors of logic contained and it all boils down to circular reasoning.

Because the universe needed to exist, It's like this.

If I say to you that I can prove you'd probably look at me strange and say I haven't proven anything.

And you'd be right, because it needed to create itself, and then offers that as an explanation as to how and why it was created, "even when spoken by famous scientists "even though the general public assumes they are statements of science." Are you telling me that you, a freshman, No, what I'm saying is that John Lennox, But if you can't bear to disagree where he insists philosophy is dead.

And if you're so sure of Professor Hawking's infallibility, and philosophy really is dead, then well, there's really no need for this class.

Except for when my faith comes up, then he becomes verbally abusive.




And his attention makes you feel special, gives you a sense of completeness.

Have you been reading my diary?

Psychologists call it the Cinderella complex.

Guys are capable of the same thing.

It's just they don't have a name for it.

To give you a sense of self-worth instead of generating it internally.

Yeah, a lot of people do, sure.

But, using romance to shore up self-image No.

So, if he's incapable of mistakes, then it follows that he cares about you, right?


To the point where God's only Son if that's what was necessary.

Well, if he loves you that much, who cares what your boyfriend thinks?

But to the right person, you'll mean everything.

Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, and that evolution replaces God, but evolution only tells you what happens once you have life.

Full of the right kind of chemicals and bingo, a living something.

Came from that one single, simple organism Darwin uttered his famous statement, that scientists say life has been around as one 24-hour day, in the space of just about 9 seconds, in the forms in which they currently hold.

Not slowly and steadily as Darwin predicted, So, "nature does not jump" becomes "nature makes a giant leap." "'and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky.' "and every living and moving thing "with which the water teems, "according to its kind.

In other words, creation happened because God said it should happen.

And even what looks, to our eyes, to be a blind, unguided process No, there's nobody.

Or what you don't want to understand.

"If only you would open the Scripture and read, So says the brave young freshman.

Job 12, verse 2.

"And full of trouble.

"So man lies down, and does not rise 'til the heavens are no more." Well, at least he got that part right.

It's only natural to beg God for her life.

He'll promise anything to his make-believe grandfather in the sky, if only he will spare her.

She died believing a lie.

Even while he was strangling her to death.

That is why, Wheaton, you will find but we took the blinders off.

We saw the world for what it truly is.

Life is really a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, and signifying nothing.


"He's the one god who has not begotten." Say it!



♪ Carry on, carry on ♪

♪ What I know is you, my God, are real ♪

♪ You aren't just a breath away

Gonna hold to what I know ♪

♪ What I know ♪

♪ What I know ♪

Sorry for the delay in posting my interview.

It's been a rough week.

New post.

I have cancer.

Amy is going to die.


Jeffrey, I need to talk to you.

You know how I feel about that.

As if Dawkins thought-- Jeffrey, I'm leaving you.

Excuse me.


What are you saying?

I'm leaving you.

You can't do that.

I won't accept it.

I'm sorry.

I said I don't accept that.

I won't allow it.

I know, I heard you, but it's not your choice.

Good bye, Jeffrey.

How long has she been hiding her faith?

About a year.

You asked to be in the trenches, David.

What have I done, Pastor Dave?

I've lost everything.

What if I made a mistake?

By standing up for your faith.

I don't think I can do this.

We're here for you, Ayisha.

Are you--have you read of the Apostle Paul?

He said, "I know what it is to have little, "and I know what it is to have plenty.

"In any and all circumstances, "and of being hungry, "of having plenty and of being in need.

I can do all things--" "Through Christ who strengthens me." Right.

You're gonna be okay.

and spew your propaganda.

But today, we're gonna change things up a bit.


"If God is all-good and God is all-powerful, why does he allow evil to exist?" God allows evil to exist because of free will.

On a temporary basis so that one day, those who choose to love him freely but with their free will in tact.

Is to one day destroy it.

Well, how convenient.

Have a nice life." But why not?

Doesn't believe in moral absolutes, during finals week.

Insisting it's wrong to cheat, that I should have known that.

Then why shouldn't I perform them?

What constitutes right and wrong, that a moral atheist is an impossibility.

I mean, there's not even a standard in my example, stealing a grade I didn't earn-- are forbidden.

It's a form of theft.

As Dostoyevsky famously pointed out, all of our struggle, our debate, This is ridiculous.

So, after all your talk, you're saying that it all comes down to choice: believe or don't believe.

That's right, that's all there is.

That's all there's ever been.

Is that you take away their choice.

Yes, because I want to free them.

Because religion is like a-- down to their children, and Christianity is the worst virus of all.

It slowly creeps into our lives when we're weak or sick or helpless.

So, religion is like a disease?


Yes, it infects everything.


It's not even atheism anymore.

What you're teaching is antitheism.

It's not enough that you don't believe.

You need all of us to not believe with you.

Why don't you admit the truth?

That's what God wants.

Me or God?

Do you hate God?

That's not even a question.

Okay, why do you hate God?

This is ridiculous.

Why do you hate God?

Answer the question.

Science supports his existence.

You know the truth.


It's a very simple question, Professor.

Why do you hate God?

Yes, I hate God.

All I have for him is hate.

You've proven nothing.

Maybe not.

They get to choose.

Is God dead?

God is not dead.

God's not dead.

God's not dead.

God's not dead.

God's not dead.

God's not dead.

God's not dead.

God's not dead.

God's not dead.

God's not dead.




Your decision to prove God is not dead I'm glad.

Yes, and it has changed everything.

I've decided to follow Jesus.

That's great, Martin.

Hey, you know what?

You've gotta check this out.

- Okay.

- Come on.

Why did I have to bring my suitcase?


That's it?


So then, let's give it a try.

Okay- No,no,no,no.

Put our bags in the trunk first.

Now I'm asking you to show faith.

Okay- - Unbelievable.

- No.


- God is good.

- All the time.

- And all the time?

- God is good.

I don't even know what I'm doing here.

Your whole life, and here you are.

You have dementia, my life is perfect.

Explain that to me.

Sometimes the devil allows people to live a life free of trouble The door's wide open 'til one day, time runs out, and the cell door slams shut and suddenly... it's too late.

I can't believe this.

The car actually starts and now we're being done-in by believers.

I think it's beautiful.


Hello, gentlemen.

Can I help you?

I'm Amy Ryan.

I write "The New Left." Michael Tait.

How are you?

Did we schedule this?

And you're gonna sing about God and Jesus as if they're as real as you and me.

How can you do that?

Well, to us, they are as real.

As a matter of fact, even more so.

I mean, we exist in the here and now.

"Don't worry, it's all in there." and it's where we draw our strength and it's where we find our hope.

So, where do you find your hope?

I'm dying.

I think that's what you might have done, but I think you're here kinda wondering, How do you know that?

I just felt that that's what God was saying, and he just wanted you to know it.

That's--I can't-- Yeah, and he's just the drummer.

♪ But we're still chasing the sun ♪ ♪ But we're still chasing the sun ♪ "My dearest son, "words cannot express the love I have for you "and fulfill God's plan for your life.

"His ways are higher than our ways "You will forever be in my heart.

I love you. Mom." Hey, it's Mina.

Mina, it's Jeffrey.

Please call me.

This is kinda important.

- Thanks guys.

- Thanks.

Can we pray for you real quick?

Do you mind?


We pray this, Jesus, in your holy name.



Hey guys, we gotta roll.

Cool, you gonna be okay, Amy?

You good?

♪ Make a way for ♪

♪ Make a way for ♪

♪ The King is coming ♪

♪ Empty hearts are filling up

♪ Wicked ways are coming undone ♪

♪ Every eye is looking out for you ♪

♪ City lights are burning out ♪

♪ Freedom's song is ringing loud

♪ Dead men waking up to the sound of you ♪

♪ And all our hearts can sing ♪

♪ Make a way for ♪

♪ Make a way for ♪

♪ The King is coming ♪

♪ So, make a way for ♪

♪ Make a way for ♪

Oh, that's perfect.

So much for sunny and clear skies.

Call an ambulance!

Call an ambulance!

Don't move.

His ribs are crushed.

His lungs are filling with blood.

He doesn't have long.

Are you sure?


Don't move.

I can't die.

I'm not ready.

Do you know Jesus?

I'm an atheist.

I'm dying.

How can you call that mercy?

But I'm here to tell you that it's a gift 'cause the God that you don't believe in has given you another chance, I don't want to die, but I'm so scared.

If it's any consolation, so was Jesus.

He was so scared, he sweat blood.

But the answer was no.

He says no a lot.

If we knew what he knows.

"So are my ways higher than your ways, Exactly.

So, the question is-- stay with me.

Stay with me.

Are you willing to take that chance?


Do you accept him as Lord and Savior?

Yes, I accept.

It's alright.

It's okay, it's okay.

If you check out the screens behind me, speaking on behalf of the Robertson family.

Me and the gang wanted to let you know Now, let me ask you a question.

Have you got your cell phones on you?


I want everyone to go to their contacts and click on everybody you know and text them three simple words: "God's not dead." And there's 10,000 of you out there, and everyone knows about 100 people.

In the next 3 minutes.

It was you, wasn't it?


How did you know?

I heard you talking in the cafeteria.

♪ Now I'm lost in your freedom ♪

♪ And this world I'll overcome ♪

♪ My God's not dead, he's surely alive ♪

♪ My God's not dead, he's surely alive ♪

♪ Roaring, he's roaring, roaring like a lion ♪

♪ My faith is dead ♪

♪ I need a resurrection somehow ♪

♪ Now I'm lost in your freedom ♪

♪ And this world I'll overcome ♪

♪ My God's not dead, he's surely alive ♪

♪ My God's not dead, he's surely alive ♪

♪ Roaring, he's roaring, roaring like a lion ♪

♪ He's roaring, he's roaring ♪

♪ Let heaven roar and fire fall ♪

♪ Let Heaven roar and fire fall ♪

think about the joy in heaven.

♪ My God's not dead, he's surely alive ♪

♪ My God's not dead, he's surely alive ♪

♪ God's not dead, he's surely alive ♪

♪ God's not dead, he's surely alive ♪

♪ Roaring, he's roaring, roaring like a lion ♪

♪ Roaring like a lion ♪

♪ Our God is alive ♪

♪ Live the story you would write for you ♪

♪ Say, hey, hey, wake your heart ♪

♪ And break, break, break apart ♪

♪ And walk, walk towards the light ♪

♪ And don't stop 'til you live your life ♪

♪ Just step out, your life is waiting ♪

♪ Just step out, your life is waiting ♪

♪ Safe behind that wall, imprisoned here ♪

♪ Say, hey, hey, wake your heart ♪

♪ And break, break, break apart ♪

♪ And walk, walk towards the light ♪

♪ And don't stop 'til you live your life ♪

♪ Just step out, your life is waiting ♪

♪ Ask anyone whose time is up ♪

♪ What they'd give for what you've got ♪

♪ And how they'd live your life ♪

♪ Live like your life's worth dying for ♪

♪ You just walked out that prison door ♪

♪ And you'll know how to live your life ♪

♪ Just step out, your life is waiting ♪

♪ Just step out, your life is waiting ♪

♪ Just step out, your life is waiting ♪