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Movie Review - Come Sunday

Oscar-nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave and Doctor Strange) stars as Carlton Pearson, the real-life minister who was the Sunday preacher at Higher Dimensions, one of the largest churches in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He's married with children. Things were going relatively well until the late 1990's when he had a revelation that made him change his interpretation of the Bible, so much so that he stops believing in the idea of Hell. Carlton begins to preach that there is no Hell and that everyone will go to Heaven, regardless if they come to Jesus Christ or not. Because his sermons are broadcast on television, he catches the attention of a lot more conservative, religious leaders who don't appreciate his liberal interpretation of the Bible, which in many ways undermine the need for churches at all.

Essentially, what Carlton starts to preach is the idea of universal reconciliation or what's sometimes called Christian universalism. It's the idea that all human souls u…

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