What CFDb is & What it is Not
The ins and outs of CFDb and Why We Exist.
This is taken from our home page and explains it well:
Christian Movies All in One Place, Easy to Find!
CFDb is a “Non-denominational” online Christian Film Resource Hub. We are located in the U.S., but list “Christian Films” from all over the world. We list all films with a “Christian Message“, it does not matter who makes it. If Hollywood, a Christian, or an Atheist makes a Christian Movie, we list it on CFDb. We also list films that are marketed to Christians, but that does not mean we endorse every film on the database.
We’ve received NUMEROUS complaints from many different people over the past couple of years because of a misunderstanding of what we are and what we do. We are a non denominational database of all Christian films ever made (still compiling that list and it changes daily).
Here are a couple of definitions we found for the word –
|1.||a systematized collection of data that can be accessed immediately and manipulated by a data-processing system for a specific purpose|
|2.||informal any large store of information: a database of knowledge|
So most of what we do is just a LIST, that does NOT mean we endorse all the films listed on the database. If you are looking for CFDb Recommendations you can try here for a good start. CFDb Recommendations.
We are also…much more than a list of Christian Films, we are your resource for “All Things Christian Film!” We list everything from the latest Christian Film News, Interviews, Reviews, to Upcoming Christian Movies, Christian Film Trailers and Christian Film Festivals.
We also list warnings on certain films on their movie page, as well as link to places like the Dove Foundation and MovieGuide for reviews so you can make the best possible decision for yourself and your family of what films are safe to watch.
So what CFDb is NOT…perfect. We are constantly improving and changing and praying about what direction God would have us to go with this database. It is a tool for churches and pastors and people to find great films especially through using our browsing categories option.
We haven’t seen every film on the database so we need your help to let us know when a film may have objectionable content in it so we can add a warning to the film page.
Now, as a result of several complaints on 1 particular issue, CFDb has made a big change. We prayed over the situation and made the decision to remove all the LDS films from the database. There weren’t that many on the database to begin with and some of them were really great Christian films, still are!
I want to explain why we made this decision. I firmly believe that there are genuine Christians within this denomination, as well as in all denominations. Let me tell you a quick story here that causes me to believe this.
I was selling Christian books at one point in my life and I had a great book all about the life of Jesus and while I was talking to this woman I explained to her that most likely the only ones who wouldn’t be interested in this book would be Jehovah’s Witnesses or Mormons. She asked why and I proceeded to show my wisdom or lack thereof by saying their denominations discouraged their people to read any materials outside of their own faith. She then told me that she was Jehovah’s Witness and she wanted that book because her grandmother taught her to read anything about Jesus she could possibly get a hold of. It was at this moment I realized I’m not the judge and only God knows someone’s heart and He is working on all hearts, whether we realize it or not.
So, to our Mormon friends whom have assured us that they do believe Jesus is their Savior, and need to ask and accept forgiveness from Him in order to be saved, I’m sorry we came to this conclusion but need to explain why.
Even though some powerful truths may be spoken during these Mormon films, there is 1 thing that stands out above all else, and that is the Book of Mormon, that is held higher than the Bible and shown throughout most of these films as the main source of bringing someone to Mormonism, rather than Jesus.
There is a main reason I personally don’t believe in Mormonisn and it’s because the Bible is very clear that no man has seen God at any time. (That is God the Father). So just because the founder, Joseph Smith claimed to be visited by God the Father and God the Son, that is evidence enough that it’s not truth. I do pray that our Mormon friends will research this fact thoroughly because the Word of God, the Bible, is our Foundation and Jesus IS the Word of God as well.
CFDb desires to see Christians and non Christians find films that will lead them to Christ as their personal Savior or to strengthen their faith. CFDb is an online tool for individuals and churches to search films via titles or categories. CFDb Mission Statement
Working together to reach people for Christ through Christian Film
If you have some great Christian Film Content for the CFDb blog, contact us.