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Movie Review

Invisible Enemies

Reviewed by: Ken James
STAFF WRITER

Excellent!
Moviemaking Quality:

Primary Audience:
Teen to Adult
Genre:
Drama
Length:
38 min.
Year of Release:
1997
USA Release:
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Cover of “Invisible Enemies”
Relevant Issues

Is Satan a real person that influences our world today? Is he affecting you? Answer

SATAN’S STRATEGY—What is one of Satan’s most successful strategies in dealing with followers of Christ? Answer

DEMON POSSESSSION and Influence—Can Christians be demon possessed? In what ways can Satan and his demons influence believers? Answer

exorcism


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Paradise or Pain? Why is the world the way it is?
Why is the world the way it is? If God is all-knowing, all-powerful, and loving, would He really create a world like this? (filled with oppression, suffering, death and cruelty) Answer

Satan / Devil(s) / demons


What is the occult?

What does the bible say about the occult?


Why does God allow innocent people to suffer?

Questions and answers about Hell

Questions and answers about Jesus

Questions and answers about the Bible

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Featuring: Jason Guess … Jackson
Rebeka Bourk … Allie
Kellee Robin … Cindy
Larry Curry … Dre
Michael Rahhal … Steven
Adam Sharp-Cole … Trip
Jan Van Sickle … Adult Jackson
John Nance … Professor Meloy
Bob Pinney … Demon
Cynthia Kennec … Bible Study Group
Randy Reeman … Bible Study Group
Brandon Henry … Rave DJ
Alexis McHaynie … Rave DJ
Director: Stephen Bowlby
Stephen Vidano
Producer: Bill Muir (Youth For Christ)
Susie Scott
Rick Sieben
Creative Youth Resources
Distributor: Creative Youth Resources

“There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them. They themselves are equally pleased by both errors… —C.S. Lewis

“Invisible Enemies” are all around us. Christians have heard it said and we know “we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” (Eph. 6:12). don’t stop there. Check out verse 13:

“Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”

The quote above by C.S. Lewis, well-placed at the end of the film, points out an all-too-common problem. People, sadly both Christians and non, are blinded to the reality of spiritual warfare.

“Invisible Enemies” sets before us a group of college buddies: Jackson, Dre, and Cindy. One day Jackson comes upon a pair of strangle spectacles with a Latin inscription. He discovers that these special glasses give him a look into the spiritual dimension of things happening right around him. He envisions his neighbors full of hatred and fighting, hears the battle plans of Satan and his demons deceiving the masses, and learns that his very own sister is headed down the road of destruction soon to fall victim to the Evil One.

This timely hard-hitting film brings up many excellent discussion points about the spiritual world. Is there a hell? Who does the Christian belong to? Can God forgive someone who has done such terrible things? How can one be prepared for spiritual battle? “Invisible Enemies” is perfect for youth groups from junior high to college. Warning: some scenes showing demons can be quite frightening for children.

Technically “Invisible Enemies” is excellent: the acting is superb with no weak characters, the script is powerful and real, great direction, and the use of film instead of video gives it a real professional feel. Kudos to Bill Muir of Youth for Christ (also the creator of “Without Reservation,” “The Crossing,” “One in a Million,” and “Shattered”). Be sure to check out “Invisible Enemies” and be ready to handle some potentially lifechanging discussions if you watch it with others!


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