Freshman university student Josh Wheaton attends a philosophy class, where Professor Radisson requires all students to submit a signed statement staying "God is dead" and never existed. When Josh refuses because of his own beliefs, the professor challenges him to defend his position, which leads to a series of confrontational presentations between himself and the professor, with the class as jury.
"What do you believe?"
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21 March 2014 (USA)
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Also Known As:
God's Not Dead
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Opening Weekend USA: $9,217,013,
23 March 2014
Gross USA: $60,755,732
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $64,676,349
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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I could drop the class, run away, pretend like it never happened, which is what my girlfriend wants. I could sign the paper saying something I don't believe. Or I commit academic suicide in front of a live audience by trying to prove that God exists.
How many people in that class?
And how may of them do you think would ever step foot in here, or any other church for matter?
Well, none probably.
So, your acceptance of this challenge, if you decide to accept it, may be the only ...
At the end of the film, the concert attendees are asked to text the phrase "God's Not Dead" to every contact on their phone. The credits then read, "Join the movement Text everyone you know", inviting the movie audience to do the same. See more
Hold You Up
Performed by Shane Harper
Written by Shane Harper
and Morgan Taylor Reid
(c) 2013 Bump Into Genius Music/Shane Harper Music (ASCAP)/Songs of CHMI/Tenyor Music (BMI)
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