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Furious Love Review and Giveaway

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Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked
with them and confirmed his word by the signs that accompanied it. -Mark 16:20

While God also bore witness by signs and wonders and various miracles and by gifts
of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will. -Hebrews 2:4

So they remained for a long time, speaking boldly for the Lord, who bore witness
to the word of his grace, granting signs and wonders to be done by their hands. -Acts 14:3

The amazingly raw and incredible films, Finger of God and Furious Love, both created by Wanderlust Productions, set out to reveal modern day miracles through God’s mighty power.  But more than just miraculous events happen; God’s heart for His people is exposed as well as the war between good and evil.  The films prove the hand of God in everyday action and the amazing love He has for each of His children.

The Furious Love Event Collection is a documentary response to these two films with the sole purpose to inspire churches worldwide to spread the Gospel through the amazing wonders and love of God.  The speakers from the hit films came together in April 2011 with the intent to inspire and charge the church to “love radically, love excessively, and, above all, go and be the hands of God.”

The inspirational speakers include:
Heidi Baker
Rolland Baker
Shampa (Shanti) Rice
Robby Dawkins
Philip Mantofa
Angela Greenig
Mattheus van der Steen
Greg Boyd
Will Hart

Who doesn’t want to be inspired by God?  And who doesn’t want to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ?  Within just minutes of hearing their testimonies, you too will be completely inspired to set out within your own community and travel throughout the world to preach the good news of Jesus Christ.  Your heart will be forever changed and empowered to prove God’s love for all of humanity time and time again.  Your mind will be transformed as you take a deeper look into the realms of good and evil.  Your mission for Christ will become so stimulated that you will ache to spread the word of God immediately!

You can order each individual event separately or you can order the complete 11 box set online for just $114.89.  Other products from Wanderlust Productions include the original films Finger of God, Furious Love, and the most recent Father of Lights.  Additional products include books, music, and video downloads.

The good news….

The Judgmental Christian has been blessed with the opportunity to offer this COMPLETE 11 box Furious Love Event Collection to one of our readers for FREE.  What a blessing to be able to share these inspirational and spiritual films to one of our readers!  Thank you Wanderlust Productions for this unique occasion.

To enter the giveaway, click HERE to learn how you can enter for a chance to have this box set.

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Nefarious and TShirt GIVEAWAY

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I am so excited to announce we are giving away Nefarious: Merchant of Souls produced by Exodus Cry.  The documentary is an inspiring film about the global problem of sex trafficking and the quest to combat sex slavery and the sex trade industry.  The dark secrets of this terrible crime are exposed and the film sheds light on the increasing problem of lust and sex in every nation.  The documentary serves as a testimony to the enslaved victims of this modern-day slavery and offers hope for every victim being rescued and redeemed from the evil darkness this crime entangles.

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We are also giving away a FREE tshirt.  This shirt supports a missionary overseas in Kenya, Africa who is fighting sex trafficking in a small community.  She is working with a team to pull young girls from the streets and moving them into a safe home.  They are providing information to families, feeding the community, offering school and extra activities, and educating the young ladies about their bodies.  They will also be reaching out to the johns and pimps in the area and providing education to them as well.

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To enter the contest:

  1. LIKE our Facebook page
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  3. Leave a comment on this blog as your contest entry

Please complete all three steps to ensure your contest entry.  The contest begins April 1, 2013 and will run through April 15, 2013 at midnight.  A winner will be announced the following day on April 16, 2013.  One winner will be announced and tagged on our Facebook page and will receive both the copy of Nefarious: Merchant of Souls and the tshirt.  The winner must reside inside the US and must respond within 72 hours or a new winner will be contacted.

Nefarious: Merchant of Souls REVIEW

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Nefarious: Merchant of Souls is one of the most horrendously difficult and yet incredibly inspiring movies that documents human trafficking and the sex slave industry.  Benjamin Nolot, director and narrator, lays out his heart and exposes the dark secrets of sexual slavery, which was once thought to be abolished but is quickly becoming an increasing global problem.  It’s estimated the sex trade industry has claimed an estimated 27 million victims around the world.

The heartbreaking and moving film offers a very deep, real and honest look at sex slavery as the film makers follow women, men, children, and families from various parts of the world.  The film reveals the realities of the growing number of orphans in Eastern Europe, the sad family dynamics in Southeast Asia, the legalized prostitution in Amsterdam’s red light districts, the demand and desire for sex and prostitution in Sweden, and the attraction and excitement of sex in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The reality that these women, men and certainly the children are not doing this by choice is made very clear; rather a well-crafted lie by satan is now revealed with the truth.

Several interviews are included in the film for the purpose of education as well as the redemption and love that can only be provided by Christ.  Former pimps, current brothel owners, psychologists, social workers, law officials, and reformed johns and prostitutes all discuss the problem of sex trafficking and their search for an answer to this horrifying crime.  Viewers will see the evils of grooming, kidnapping, selling, and entrapment of victims.  The violence these victims encounter is recreated in the film to give viewers a glimpse into the struggles and psychological abuse as they become slaves to their captors.  You will see women beaten and forced to submission, stripped naked, auctioned to the highest bidder, and sold multiple times night after night for the simple pleasure of a stranger.

The documentary serves as a testimony of these enslaved victims and addresses the global problem of this tragedy.  The answer to the problem is clear… Jesus Christ, who frees these victims from the evils of sexual slavery.  It’s a sad reality when people turn their backs on the Gospel and fall prey to lust of the eyes and flesh and the ripple effect this has on society.  The film shows the problem is much deeper than poverty and that the fingers of evil are entwined throughout every aspect of this unfathomable “business” and this un-chosen way of life.

Produced by Exodus Cry, the film proves the complex issues and horrors of modern-day slavery and will capture your heart and lead you on a mission of hope to end sex trafficking.  With the facts presented in the documentary, we cannot ignore the need for change but must press forward with hard work and a desire for justice.  The film offers hope for these victims being rescued and redeemed from this evil darkness.  There is a lot of work to be done, lives to be saved and ministered to – and it starts with you and me.

Watch the preview of the film below:

The Fight Against Human Trafficking

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Fact: Every 30 seconds, a person becomes victim to human trafficking.
Fact: Over 2.2 million children are sold into the sex trade annually.
Fact: There are currently 1.39 million victims in sexual servitude.
Fact: Approximately 30 million modern-day slaves currently reside in our world.
Fact: Nearly 800,000 men, women, and children are trafficked across borders every year.

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Sex trafficking is an extremely fast growing form of enslavement of our children (male and female), women, and in some cases even men.  It is the commercial exploitation of children under the age of 18 as well as adults with the use of force, fraud, or coercion.  This form of trafficking in the sex industry includes street prostitution, online escort services, residential brothels, and secret brothels disguised as various businesses and some under the category of ‘massage parlors’ or ‘adult book  stores’.

Countless victims are transported across state and country lines on a regular basis and especially during major world events – Olympics, Super Bowl, World Series, World Cup, and many others.  Due to the influx of tourists during these special events, trafficking in those cities is a huge problem.   Traffickers have even been known to rent people’s homes during such events for the sole purpose of trafficking.  They put children in suitcases disguised as luggage and tote them around as objects.  Victims are often times tattooed and branded like animals as their traffickers claim ownership of them.  These traffickers continue to get more creative as they steal these lives away from so many.  Trafficking is not just a problem in third world countries, it happens in our own communities and across the globe to the other side of the world.  Our children are being taken from the playgrounds and being robbed of their childhoods.  Our children are being sold by their own family members hoping their children will be educated and provided for.

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Serey was eagerly getting ready to start her fourth year of high school in the Philippines.  Her parents could no longer afford her schooling and with their permission, she headed off to work as a salesgirl at a large department store in Manila.  Instead of working in the department store, she was immediately taken to a local brothel hidden within the appearances of a bar.  She spent her darkest hours hidden inside a room with many other girls, each from a different province.

At 23 years old, Sabine’s family sold her to another family as half-payment for a car.  For three years she lived as a domestic servant and sex slave.  She spent her days caring for the family’s children and nights chained to a filthy shed with food scraps thrown at her to eat and sold to men for sex.  Sabine was burned with irons and cigarettes, beaten with iron bars and sticks, and sick from insufficient care and inadequate nutrition.  She was dumped outside a Paris, France hospital weighing just 84lbs with no teeth and with mutilated ears and nose.

Theresa and her parents had just moved to Michigan, United States.  She was a shy teenage girl, unsure of herself, and desperately seeking friends and popularity.  A boy offered her a ride home but before taking her home, he made a quick stop by his house where he raped her and secretly had pictures taken of her.  Once under his trap, she was threatened with those photos and her family’s reputation if she didn’t do as he commanded.  For two years Theresa was sold to numerous men, drugged, and abused before her family was relocated to another state for work.

In Brazil, Samantha was poorly educated and lived in poverty.  She was sexually and physically abused by her father.  With nothing to lose, she ran away at the age of 15 searching for something love, acceptance, and a hope for her future.  She met a woman who offered her a job as a maid but that job opportunity was disguised as a sex slave in a brothel.  Samantha was forced into drug addiction and prostitution.  She continues to run from various government programs and agencies that have tried to help her, and from time to time still sells herself for money.

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Every year, human traffickers generate billions of dollars in profits by abusing and victimizing millions of innocent people both stateside and abroad.   This heinous business is considered to be one of the fastest growing criminal industries in the world.  In October of 2000, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act was signed making human trafficking a federal crime.  Under U.S. and international law, commercially sexually exploited children found in the sex trade are considered to be victims of human trafficking, even if no force or intimidation is present.

Fact: Children as young as 4 are being abducted or sold into prostitution.
Fact: The average age of trafficking victims is just 14 years old.
Fact: The average lifespan of a trafficking victim is just 7 years.
Fact: These are our people.  These are our children.

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1. Furious Love Review
2. Nefarious Merchant of Souls Review