Why You’ll Watch Come Sunday On Netflix This WeekendBy Delaina Dixon | April 13, 2018 | Entertainment
What happens when a beloved preacher brings a new belief to his congregation – and it goes against everything that their religion has taught them til now.
That’s what happened to real-life pastor Carlton Pearson. After a personal epiphany, he brought the concept of universal salvation – the belief that someone does not have to be saved to go to heaven – to his church in the nineties. It caused a mass divide in his followers and he risked losing everything he had built.
The story also explores that rarity in the church sector – an integrated church. Back in the 1990s, Person’s Higher Dimensions Family Church was one of the largest churches in Tulsa, Okla. with a black and white congregation.
The role of Carlton is played to perfection by Chiwetel Ejiofor, who keeps us on edge as he delivers rhetoric that many considered blasphemous, but definitely makes you think. It’s a roller coaster ride as you wonder if one man so close to his maker can lose everything by bringing forth a perceived unpopular theory he says came from directly from his maker (sounds like another prophet from the past…)
Watch Come Sunday this weekend on NETFLIX.