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Here's the original 1989 theatrical trailer for Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade
As I have already talked about my love of the
Indiana Jones movies on the Raiders of the
Lost Ark page, I will not repeat myself here.
My favourite Indiana Jones films are Raiders
of the Lost Ark (1981) and The Last
Crusade (1989) - and The Last Crusade is
probably my favourite one out of them all.
The addition of Sean Connery as Indy's father
certainly adds further class and it also gives
the film some great humorous moments
between Indy (Harrison Ford) and his father.
There are some wonderful moments in this
movie, but what I like the most are the
scenes where Indy has to face the three
death-defying challenges so he can save his
father who's been shot. Of course, he is
victorious! And the healing water that cures
him is loaded with spiritual meaning, as the
Bible speaks a lot about healing, living water,
ultimately symbolising the healing power of
God's Spirit. Yet even now, pure water can
have a powerful cleansing, life-giving effect -
so maybe in the ages to come, water might
be given the properties of healing!
I have to say that if immortality meant being
confined to a cave in the desert, drinking from
an old cup to keep you alive - like in the
movie - then forget it! Thank God that true
immortality is something way better than we
could ever imagine. According to Scripture,
and the testimony of the Apostles, God and
his Son, Christ Jesus, are the only ones who
inherently have immortality - yet streams of
living water are already flowing out to all
those who believe in Jesus and his teaching,
leading to eternal Life!
Here's some significant quotes from
Dr Henry Jones, Indy's father, as he
is drawing the stained-glass window
in his diary: "May He who
illuminated this illuminate me."
The Three Challenges:
Indy: "The Breath of God - only the
penitent man will pass... A penitent
man is humble before God."
The Word of God - only in the
footsteps of God may
The Name of God - Jehovah"
Hit Play to listen to the classic Indy theme tune
"The Path of God - only the leap from
the lion's head will he prove his
worth...It's a leap of faith."
His father to Indy, as he faces the
last challenge: "You must believe."
Later, outside the collapsed ruins:
Indy: "What did you find Dad?"
Indy's Dad: "Me?...Illumination!"