Synopsis: Nationally acclaimed evangelist John Luther is the last obstacle in the way of sweeping religious reform in the States. When a U.S. Senator and Luther's own supporters abduct and frame him in the murder of an innocent teenage girl, an unprecedented era of persecution is unleashed. Out on personal recognizance, Luther escapes police surveillance in search of the truth. And suddenly a once-normal life is targeted by a team of ex-military operatives who wage a relentless campaign to eliminate the incriminating evidence. As evangelist turned fugitive, Luther vows to expose anyone involved with, or profiting from, the girl's murder. It's a mission that brings him face-to-face with the coming storm of persecution that will threaten the entire American Christian community.
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery
Director(s): Daniel Lusko
Production: Millennium Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
91 min

Freedom has been under

attack in every generation

and our generation is no different.

Who better to ask about the

subject of freedom than you, John?

You've been hailed as God's ambassador

by the world's foremost dictatorships,

Sudan, North Korea and Iran.

But there are those who claim

that your ministry is intolerant,

that it's condescending

to people of other faith.

Some in Washington have even said

that your crusades may even

threaten the freedom of others.

Diana, if I thought for a second

that I could look down on anyone for

their beliefs, I wouldn't be sitting here.

I'm not a Republican,

I'm not a Democrat.

I don't belong to any particular

religious denomination.

And my personal history is no

better than any of your viewers'.

You know what kind of person

I was, who I really was?

An abusive,


gambling drug addict,

and I deserve nothing less than

death when God came into my life.

So, John, what is your opinion

of the primary tenets of

the Faith and Fairness Act

and I quote, "To publicly

declare your religious beliefs

in a way that permits

equal time and respect

to other systems of faith"?

Freedom is fragile and costly

and must be defended

by work and by faith.

And even by blood.

Lord, make me a channel of thy life,

of thy truth, thy way, thy words.

Pure, honest, clean.

He's a trustworthy man,

very meticulous.

Very meticulous. He's actually the

first pastor I've ever worked with

that irons his Bible.

I've gotten to work with him

in beautiful and amazing ways.

He has had quite a past,

as some of you may know.

I'm not going to get into that. That's

something that's water under the bridge

so I don't want to talk

and bring up old things

that God has brought him through.

But let's just say he's the

only guy I've ever known

that buys Communion wine in kegs.

But anyways,

I wish I was kidding, but...

All I want is the truth.

He is a good man, a loving man.

And I believe that he

is going to bring us

into the new age and the

new season in America.

Mr. Luther, Senator

Harrison's here to see you.

- I can't talk to him right now.

- He really wants to see you right now.

I don't know what to say.

It's okay. It's fine.

Just send him in.

Thank you, sir.

Hey, John. How are we doing tonight?

Yeah, well, I just want to say,

I saw your piece on "Prime Time."

I thought it was very, very nice.

The transparency was very moving.

I know this isn't your

cup of tea, John.

Then why do you keep pushing

when you already know my answer?

I need your full support on

the Faith and Fairness bill.

Now your ministry reaches more people

than the "Evening News" and I need you

to get up there on national television

and announce that you

fully support this bill.

I mean, this could be the turning

point for the whole thing.

I'm counting on my friend.

You're on in two.

What did God say about

appeasing the masses, Don?

He said, "I am the way.

"I am the truth. I am the life."

Not one of the ways, the way.

John, this isn't about that.

This is about fairness and

equality for all faiths,

not just yours.

Look, I'm not asking an Imam to

preach the Bible in a mosque, am I?

All I'm focused on is

preaching this book.

It's not illegal to teach the

gospel in this country yet, is it?

I keep forgetting you're the sole

proprietor of the word of God.

This is a fine way to show gratitude

to the people that have

really helped you.

I appreciate everything you've

done but you don't own me.

And you've been thanked plenty.

This bill is going to happen.

And I am offering you the opportunity

to be on the right side of history.

I cannot water down the gospel to

advance anybody's political agenda.

Not everybody believes that heaven

is a gated community, John.

Sir, it's time.

I think I can speak for all of my

colleagues in Congress when I say,

"We have reached the terminal

end of our patience with you."

God bless.

You are going to kill this thing,

like you always do.

- You're on fire!

- All right.

How are you feeling? Good? Do you need

anything? You know what I'm thinking?

I'm going to get you a

driver to take you home.

- You've got to take it easy, John.

- That's all right, I'll drive myself.

Listen, listen, man. This media

scrutiny comes and goes, you know that.

All this talk of persecution, it's going to

die and who's going to be left standing?

You are. Why?

'Cause you're John Luther.

So forget the politics.

You get back in that ring and you bring

those people what they came to hear.

You bring the truth, brother.

Go get 'em!

...simple word of the gospel

for many, many years.

So please do me a great favor

and let's give a really warm

welcome to John Luther.


I believe that we are

headed, as a nation,

towards a great spiritual awakening.

And yet, many are telling you

that if the government

can unite all faiths

under this new religious reform bill,

that somehow world peace will come.

The Bible tells that no

government can ever be true to...

He's not on board.

Go ahead.


Because mankind has a disease.

It's either the world

and its religions

and its politicians and its pleasures

or it's the Lord.

Every human being that ever lived

has had to make the same choice.

- Get in.

- Many believe that religious reform

will save us from war,

save us from fear and terrorism.

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