Reality TV star Duane Chapman, who plays Dog the Bounty Hunter in the A&E series by the same name, recently opened up about his faith in God after his wife's passing, saying he "never doubted." He also talked about his role in the Christian film Hunter's Creed, a story asking, as he puts it, "Why does God allow bad things to happen?"
The movie is directed by Justin Jackola and explores keeping faith in Jesus in the face of great personal loss. The director stated the movie was "based on my personal journey asking who God really is."
Chapman, who lost his wife, plays himself in the film. And, in an interview with The Christian Post, opened up about what it was like. When asked when he doubted God during the loss of his wife, he responded "I never doubted, OK, I don't doubt God at all! To be surprised or to say, 'Why is this happening to me? Why didn't this happen?' Yeah, that's a normal feeling. And then you go to Scripture, and you listen to the voice in your mind that's in your head that says, 'This has happened for a reason.'"
Hunter's Creed is about a recent widower who reunites with his old church buddies to film a hunting show after his wife passes away. It is there that he is confronted with a supernatural presence that forces him to confront his beliefs and faith. The film was released October 6, 2020, and can be rented on Amazon Prime Video or purchased on Amazon.
In a separate interview with The Christian Post, director Jack Jackola stated the inspiration for the film comes from "the following three questions: 1. Why does God allow bad things to happen? 2. Are there wrong ways to present Truth? 3. Does one’s spiritual beliefs change when they are about to die?"
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