New Church Film Testifies of Christ

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“New Church Film Testifies of Christ,” Ensign, May 2000, 111

New Church Film Testifies of Christ

The Testaments of One Fold and One Shepherd, a new 70-mm film with Surround Sound, opened on 24 March 2000 in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building Legacy Theater in Salt Lake City, Utah.

A First Presidency project, The Testaments of One Fold and One Shepherd carries the message that Jesus Christ is our Savior. The accounts of Christ’s life and Atonement as related in the Bible and the Book of Mormon are told in conjunction with a fictional story of a family living in the New World during Book of Mormon times.

As the lives of the fictional characters are changed because of the Savior, viewers are reminded that Jesus Christ is the Messiah and that He came to both the Old World, as told in the Bible, and to the New World, as told in the Book of Mormon.

Filmed in Hawaii, California, and Utah, the 65-minute motion picture also has high-quality computer-enhanced scenes. Original music was performed by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square. Though visual images, acting, music, and technical aspects of the film are dramatic, a reverence permeates the film because of its sacred subject.

The Testaments of One Fold and One Shepherd is shown nine times daily in the 500-seat JSMB Legacy Theater. Tickets can be reserved in advance by telephoning 1-801-240-4383. Some stand-by tickets are also available at the theater.

(Above) The film tells about Jesus Christ’s mortal ministry.

The fictional narrative story of the film has a New World setting.