Questions, Answers and Facts

We hear a lot of questions from people around the world. Here are some of the questions we hear frequently, along with their answers.

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Which version of the Bible does the Film quote?

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The Good News Translation (GNT) is used in the English "JESUS" film. This Bible translation, originally called the Good News for Modern Man or Today’s English Version, was published in 1976 by the American Bible Society.

Is the "JESUS" film historically accurate?

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We went to great lengths to make the film as biblically and historically accurate as possible. The Gospel of Luke is the basis for the script, and every word Jesus speaks is a quotation from the Bible. A team of 450 leaders and scholars reviewed the script to ensure that it was true to the biblical account of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection.

This extends to our treatment of the historical setting. "JESUS" was filmed on location to portray Palestinian culture in the first century A.D. In fact, the clothing, pottery, and other props were made using first-century methods, and telephone poles and power lines were removed from the landscapes.

You can find more detailed director’s notes on the movie’s accuracy here.

What it Cru's (Campus Crusade) tax ID number?

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Campus Crusade for Christ's corporate tax ID number is 95-6006173. And remember, the ministry operates under the brand name Cru in the United States.

What happens after someone sees the Film?

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At the end of each "JESUS" film showing, team workers and local pastors gather new believers to pray and instruct them in their new faith. The gospel is clarified and viewers are given the opportunity to indicate their decisions to follow Christ. The teams document the names and addresses of those who choose Jesus.

These new brothers and sisters in Christ are then invited to visit local churches and attend Bible studies with people in their communities.

If there is no local church to welcome them in, one is often formed.

Can I share Jesus Film Project films online?

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Absolutely! We make these films available so that everyone, everywhere has a chance to encounter Jesus through film. You are welcome to share entire films or clips on social media, or embed them on your blog or website.

Can I use stills from the Film?

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Images obtained from the Jesus Film Project may be used ONLY to advertise a showing of the "JESUS" film or for promotion of Jesus Film Project. For more information on high-resolution photos, please contact the Photo Library at [email protected]

Other uses are not allowed, including illustrations for a book or curriculum, handouts or any other church or ministry materials.

Do I need permission to show Jesus Film Project films?

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Not at all: you are welcome to show "JESUS," "Magdalena," "My Last Day"—all of the Jesus Film Project films to as many people as you like. However, you must not charge admission to view our films. These films are made to be freely given: do not charge others to view them.  

How do I get "JESUS" on DVD?

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You can purchase DVDs online, or you can call our store customer service at 1-800-432-1997.

But before you do, remember that you can watch our films online, on the Jesus Film Media app, or download them for free!

What are your official ministry statistics?

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The Official Ministry Statistics are released periodically and include the number of "JESUS" film languages available and their impact. Click here to review the latest statistics.