The series premiere of “The Story of God” aired on Jan. 16 and episode two, “Heaven and Hell,” begins with an exploration of warfare through the practices of Ethiopian Christians. After taking a look at the dark side of demon possession in Ethiopia, the show lightens up a bit when Freeman visits a Pentecostal church in the United States.
“Where there’s darkness there is also light” Freeman says as he introduces the Christian segment. “Some people feel they are touched by Heaven in a physical way every Sunday.”
The actor traveled to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he met with a Pakistani immigrant named Annie. During their drive to her Pentecostal church, Annie explained to Freeman what her conversion to Christianity was like.
Annie revealed that one day while worshiping she was deeply moved and became emotional, then began to praise God and speak in another tongue. A puzzled Freeman asked if he might hear her speak in tongues and she said when she feels the presence of God she can’t help it so he might in fact hear her since they were going to church together.
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