Why The Movie Was Made

Touring original Biblical locations can powerfully impact the faith of Christians.

Seeing the ancient sites brings familiar Scriptural narratives to life. A tour of New Testament lands must include the land of Turkey as the book of Acts gives accounts of many events that happened in Turkey. These include Lycia, Pamphylia, Cilicia, Cappadocia, Phrygia, Asia Minor, Bithynia, Pontus, and Galatia, Antioch, Seleucia, Tarsus, Attalia, Perga, Antioch in Pisidia, Lystra, Iconium, Derbe, Laodicea, Ephesus, Philadelphia, Smyrna, Sardis, Thyatira, Pergamum, Troas, and Assos. Also of note is the fact that Haran, a residence of Abraham, and the mountains of Ararat, where Noah's ark came to rest, are also located in Turkey.

Turkey in a real sense is the lost land of the Bible. Many Western Christians are not aware of the fact that all the above-mentioned biblical places are located there. This film was launched as a project to present a visual tour of Biblical sites in Turkey to Western believers by Turkish Christians who are intimately familiar with these locations by following the footsteps of the Apostle Paul. By this film, they wish for Western believers to gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of Paul's journeys. In addition, they wish to show the places in Turkey where the first disciples of Christ traveled, ministered and were even first called Christians.

The program is an appeal for Western Christians to better appreciate the Eastern origins of our universal faith and to reflect on how Christianity both embraces and transcends East and West.

The Turkish Christians who produced this film hope that the spectacular scenery displayed in this film and accompanying historical information will draw many to become better acquainted with and perhaps even visit the Biblical sites in Turkey and to interact with the modern-day people of this ancient land.

It is also their hope and prayer that the faith of all who watch this film and study the companion guide will be strengthened.

Rev. David Hunter
International Turkey Network

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