Friday, June 01, 2012
A very important movie - THE GREATER GLORY
Trailer provided by Video Detective
I just came back from watching this movie on its first day of viewing in the USA. It is about the Cristero War in Mexico, the response to the government ordered persecutions of Christians starting with Catholics. The film is disturbing, but it understates the case. It looked like it had a happy ending when US Ambassador Dwight Morrow "negotiated a peace" with the Mexican government that would insure religious freedom. It ends with a proclamation that in 1929 the Church bells were able to ring again. What really happened and you can read an excellent account of it in MEXICAN MARTYRDOM was that when Catholics resurfaced from underground and resumed public worship, they were identified and then the persecutions began again with even greater vigor. Other inaccuracies included that the persecution started with Mexican President Calles. In reality, it began with Obregon but was continued and enlarged under Calles. Cardenas was not exactly the saint that Cameron Townsend and Wycliffe Bible Translators sometimes make him out to be. He was in on the persecution too, albeit at more subtle but still dangerous levels.
THE GREATER GLORY movies probably a good pre-vision of what could well happen in the prophesied Great Tribulation.
Go see it!