Sunday, December 27, 2009

Recommended Video List For Christians

Hello Friends, I often get asked if I have a list of acceptable videos and I would like to give those at this time. I would however like to make a couple of comments first.
1. We as Bible-believing Christians, believe in biblical standards, such as modest apparel on ladies, no shirtless men, no shorts on men, no secular music or "rock-style" music, short hair on men, ladies being keepers at home and not being in the workplace etc. Some of these films do NOT have the same standards. We explain the differences to our children and recommend that you do the same. For example, Facing the Giants has some good spiritual lessons but obviously has football as a main plot. We do NOT endorse or in any way agree with professional sports to ANY degree, (in fact, as a family we are against sports teams on smaller levels) so we emphasize this to the family and anyone we share these with. If you have any questions about any specific films, please email me at revivalneeded@yahoo.com. I will also include a separate list for children's dvd's/videos and a list of a few films that I recommend with caution.
2. We believe and use only the King James Bible. I believe it to be the Word of God and I do NOT endorse any other "Bibles" whatsoever. Some of these films hold to the same position as we do and others do not. I believe that there are truly saved individuals that utilize other "versions" though I certainly do not agree with them in this important area. For example, I highly endorse AIG Ministries (Answers In Genesis) though they use other versions. I believe that their work regarding Creation Apologetics is outstanding, and while I do believe their view on the scriptures is incorrect, there is much helpful information to be acquired.
3. I have included some films that may surprise some of my friends, such as the Left Behind Series. Though I may not agree with every doctrinal aspect of the film ( at least in the book they imply that the Pope was raptured) I believe that there is some good in the films and they will assist the family in being minded of the return of Christ etc.
How you as a father or pastor deal with these differences is obviously completely up to you.
Also I will add an exortation that God's people be careful with even "Christian" films, in a few areas. A Christian DVD should never replace family or personal devotion time and the factor of time is still very important. Though some of these videos are certainly "entertaining," it is imperitive to emphasize the spiritual lessons over the entertainment value.
In addition, I would like to state that many times it is helpful to replace the evil and worldly things in our home with that which is Christian and that which can cause the family to reflect on spiritual things. This is especially important in a family that has recently come to the Lord and has been saturated with the world. And I do recommend discussion after each film.

I will state that every film here is of course, void of cursing, nakedness etc. and are appropriate for the family. There may be a few listed here that may be too intense for younger children and these I have put in italics. Again, please email me if you have any questions.
Most of the films here are available on DVD, so if your family does not own a television per say, they can be viewed on a monitor or a computer. Those of you that know our family, know that I do NOT recommend standard Tv and encourage God's people to cut the cable, satellite and to destroy the antennae from off the roof etc.

Here Goes:
1. God's Outlaw-Vision Video-Story of William Tyndale
2. Wycliffe-Vision Video
3. John Hus-Vision Video
4. Martin Luther-1950's
5. Timechanger-Christiano Films
6. Pamela's Prayer-Christiano Films - A great film about purity before marriage
7. Unidentified-Christiano Brothers
8. Late one Night-Christiano Brothers
9. The Appointment-Available from Christiano Brothers
10. End of the Harvest-Christiano Brothers
11. Secret Of Jonathan Sperry-Christiano Brothers-will be released in 2011
12. Behind the Sun-Film about Persecution of a converted Muslim
13. Eastern Bride-Film about Persecution
14. The Spreading Flame-Persecution and reformation.
15. Flame in the Wind-Reformation and persecution film.
16. Fireproof
17. Flywheel
18. Facing the Giants
19. Pilgrims Progress-animated version
20.Pilgrim's Progress-older version, I believe from Ken Anderson Films
21. Pilgrim's Progress-New version, 2007?
22. Billy Sunday-Sunday in Manhatten-musical production, still very worthwhile
23. The Moment After
24. The Moment After 2
25. The Left Behind series
26. In His Steps
27. Come What May
28. Hudson Taylor-older film, probably 1960's
29. Fanny Crosby-older, probably 1960's
30. Moody-older, probably 1960's
31. Apocalypse Series includes Apocalypse, Revelation, Tribulation and Judgment-Cloud 10
32. The Board
33. Sgt. York
34. Candle in the Dark-William Carey
35. Crime of the Age-Christiano Brothers
36. Smuggler's Ransom
37. Bamboo In Winter
38. Last Flight Out
39. Man With a Mission- William Tyndale
40. Escape From Hell


1. Luther (2003) Great Film, but has some cuss words, violence etc. I HAVE AN EDITED
2. Sheffy-Great film, but has one scene of a man in tub, bathing. Nothing revealed. But we
still consider this indecent and we FF the film here.
3. Chariots of Fire-Based on true story of Eric Liddell, has a few cuss words in it. Again, we
have an edited version available.
4. Gods and Generals- A few cuss words and again, we have an edited version of this available.
5. Second Glance-Christiano Films-Good film for lost relatives etc. Has people drinking etc.
6. The Crossing-Very Good, but has a few quick shots of a person portraying Christ briefly.


1. AIG Ministries, especially Ken Ham, Demolishing the Strongholds, Jason Lisle, Carl Kerby,
Mike Riddle etc. Also
2. Kent Hovind
3. Way of the Master
4. Obsession-DVD about the true Muslim agenda
5. The God-Makers
6. Jehovah of the Watchtower
7. The Forbidden Book
8. Ancient Secrets of the Bible-Grizzly Adams Films-Not perfect, but overall a very good tool.
9. DNA Evidence VS the Book Of Mormon
10. Homeschool Karate-Yes, that is what I wrote. Great program on DVD from an Independent
Baptist who teaches Karate correctly without all the eastern religion junk!


1. The Torchlighters Series-Great series! This is the ONLY animated series that I recommend.
Their dvd's include William Tyndale, Jim Elliot, Gladys Aylward, Richard Wurmbrand, Eric
Liddel, John Bunyan, Perpetua.
2. Incredible Creatures That Defy Evolution
3. AIG Ministries-They have many videos on a child's level including Buddy Davis.
4. Creation For Little Sprouts

Well brethren, I hope that this list helps. Next week, I will do my list of books.
If this has been a helpful resource, please comment.
Take care and keep preaching!
1 Cor. 15:58