Reviewed by: John Johnson
How do we know the Bible is true? Answer
How can the Bible be infallible if it was written by fallible humans? Answer
Where did CANCER come from? Answer
How did bad things come about? Answer
Why does God allow innocent people to suffer? Answer
What about the issue of suffering? Doesn’t this prove that there is no God and that we are on our own? Answer
Does God feel our pain? Answer
What kind of world would you create? Answer
How can we know there’s a God? Answer
What if the cosmos is all that there is? Answer
If God made everything, who made God? Answer
Is Jesus Christ God? Answer
Bitterness—where does it lead?
Being continually derisive and hyper-skeptical—where does that lead?
alcoholism / alcoholics / drunkeness
The terrible dead-end of living a life of hedonisism
Finding joy and inner peace
What is DEATH? and WHY does it exist? Answer in the Bible
What is the FINAL JUDGMENT? and WHAT do you need to know about it? Answer
What is ETERNAL LIFE? Answer
What is ETERNAL DEATH? Answer
Kevin Sorbo … Dr. Sol Harkens
Sam Sorbo … Katy Harkens
Daniel Roebuck … Norm
Donielle Artese … Tracee
Gary Grubbs … Dr. Fornier
Travis Tritt … Dr. Corey
Joe Herrera … Dr. Shell
Leander Suleiman … Dr. Patel
Walnette Marie Santiago … Cat Ryerson
Olivia Fox … Vanessa
Dionne Warwick … Herself
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Sean Hannity … Executive Producer
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|Distributor||Atlas Distribution Company|
Darkness has existed ever since Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden. As a result, sin entered the world, and will continue to exist until God in all of His glory creates the New Heavens and New Earth at the conclusion of the Millennium. Until then, there will be a lot of darkness that we will have to endure in this present world. We see it displayed on the nightly news—in such evil murders as the recent shootings in Las Vegas, or at the Baptist church in Texas. Darkness is not only widespread, but also very personal, as well. The antidote to darkness that God gives us is light. The purpose of this film is to provide light to darkened minds.
In the opening scene, we are shown clips from the 9/11 tragedy and the darkness that came with that tragedy. Later, we witness a debate between angry atheist Dr. Sol Harkens (played by Kevin Sorbo) and a Christian speaker. In the movie, Sol is the “world’s most famous atheist.” He is very outspoken about his utter disdain for God, and he has just published his newest book titled Aborting God.
Where does his anger come from? We discover that it began when he lost his first-born son to childhood cancer. He divorced his wife, who is a Believer, and now lives alone—focused on his self-indulgent, hedonistic lifestyle and profiting from his articulate rage against all religions.
After the debate ends, most people in the audience think that Sol won the debate. He ends up having a party with his book publishers. Hours later, he is once again drunk, drives recklessly and crashes his expensive vehicle. This impact leaves him apparently “dead” for 4 minutes. During this time, he has a dream (or vision) where he sees his son, who tells Sol that he must go back to live, and says, “Let there be light.”
In the days that follow, Sol begins to realize that his drunkenness and anti-God tirades have placed a very serious wedge between him and his ex-wife Katy (Sam Sorbo) and sons. Some humility begin to surface. He also begins to strongly feel that there was a reason he had his dream. So he eventually consults his wife’s pastor in search of answers to his many skeptical questions about God and the Bible.
***SPOILERS*** Very enlightening discussions follow, and eventually his dark heart softens, and Sol is able to see the reality of God and His Word. His wife and sons are suspicious of his new claims and attitude. Eventually, as his knowledge about the Bible grows and his pridefulness diminishes, he becomes a new man in Christ, is baptized and is able to make amends with his family, and he and his ex-wife marry each other again.
His wife comes up with an idea called “Let There Be Light (LTBL)” which she hopes will provide some antidote against our world’s spiritual darkness, reminding people of the good that God provides all around, even in this fallen world. On Christmas Eve, she wants Believers to use an light-producing app on their cellphones in a vast way that satellites will photograph, allowing the many points of light on Earth to be seen in pictures transmitted from space. ***END SPOILER***
As they’re trying to make this plan a reality, their life circumstances take a very unexpected turn, and a test of faith that leads to an emotionally powerful conclusion.
In my opinion, the content of this movie is okay for families. There is no sex, nudity, just abuse of alcohol by Kevin Sorbo’s character (and that is shown as a bad thing).
I found the plot lacking in some scenes, but the film isn’t bad, it just wasn’t as great as I had hoped. From a Christian perspective, I certainly recommend “Let There Be Light” as a film that offers spiritual light, biblical knowledge, redemption and love.
See list of Relevant Issues—questions-and-answers.