The GodMakers books and films have led thousands of people to the Lord. My personal experience with the series came about in 1983. While living in Oklahoma City I was asked by a co-worker if I’d come over to her home and watch it on television.
Half way through the film I was so aghast at what I was watching I got up from my chair, walked over to the television and spat upon the face of Ed Decker.
My friends asked me if what he said was a lie and I emphatically told them that every single thing from the man’s mouth was indeed a lie from hell.
The problem with that scenario? I knew I was lying. While I wasn’t a temple worthy member of the Church at the time I wasn’t about to let anyone speak badly about my beloved heritage. The other problem was the questions that kept swirling around privately in my head. Everything the film pointed out was truth and convicted me of the same doubts I already had.
Eleven years after the introduction of GodMakers, I found myself sitting in the office of Ed Decker asking him if I could volunteer for Saints Alive.
Thank you Ed. Thank you for telling the truth. Thank you for not backing down to the nay-sayers and even those who would spit upon your face.