This movie because it contains a lot of strong language will offend and be criticised by many Christians. However, strong language is an essential part of the redemptive story and the movie is aimed at reaching the unsaved. I am sure God will use it for His purposes. Mark Walhberg’s motives and inspiration are good.
“If this is a movie that really changes people’s lives and motivates them and inspires them to do great things — you know, all I really gotta do is convert one person, and I get to go through the pearly gates,” he explained. “So If I can continue to do that in a major way, remaining humble and just doing it for all the right reasons, then I would much rather have that be my legacy than being the biggest box office star in the world.”
Mark Wahlberg says God was behind his new film ‘Father Stu,’ In an interview with Faithwire he speaks out against culture’s lack of grace.
Now a believer, Wahlberg has experienced redemption in his personal life and believes our culture could benefit from equal doses of grace and forgiveness.
“This movie has a very clear message that we are not going to give up on people,” he said. “We are not going to turn our backs on people because of mistakes that they’ve made. We are going to tell people and encourage people that nobody is beyond redemption and that we support you, we love you, we accept you for who you are.”
Part of why cancel culture is so toxic is because, as Wahlberg said, “there’s nothing worse than when somebody realizes that people don’t care,” because it causes them to “lose hope and have no faith.”
“You cannot give up on people,” the A-lister continued. “And people are so quick to turn their backs on people. And negativity as a whole has just been amplified in a way that it’s really hard to remind people of the importance of loving and supporting people.”
Wahlberg himself is evidence of that redemption. After a wake-up call of his own many years ago, when he spent a little more than a month behind bars, Wahlberg began to focus on his own Christian faith and, as a result, “all these little good things started to happen” in his life.
If you live in the USA make sure you take your unsaved family and friends to see the movie which debuts in theatres nationwide next week, just in time for Easter. Those living outside of the USA will need to wait a little longer but please pray that God will use the film mightily for His purposes.