The Movie Ben-Hur (2016)Betrayed by his friend, Messala raising children, he lost everything and had spent five years in a Roman slave ships. Then Ben-Hur who seeks to avenge his damage in a grand chariot races. His life is changed forever after the encounter with Jesus
But the first trailer for 2016’s remake of Ben-Hur also understands the persecution mentality motivating much of modern, conservative evangelism. As culture has become more progressive, American religious traditionalists often feel besieged by sweeping societal changes with respect to LGBT people, the equal treatment of women and access to reproductive control. The best method for attracting evangelical audiences to movie theaters has been the story of principled opposition to a dominant order. Martyrdom is at the heart of both The Passion of the Christ and God’s Not Dead, which dramatize the persecution of the pious innocent by a tyrannical system.