The Vow

Created by Chizoba Ikwueke, The Pitch 2022

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When a hedonistic city-slicker has an encounter with God he vows to become celibate. Shortly after, he meets, dates and falls in love with fellow Christian girl who quickly becomes his girlfriend. An aggressive government lockdown forces him to move in with his new girlfriend, who puts his vows to the test. Will he give in to temptation or fulfil his promise to God? This romantic comedy explores the tension between the relationship with ourselves, with our significant others and with God.

Biblical Connection

This story is inspired by the following bible passages: (a) Romans 13:13 which states “Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy.”; (b) 1 Corinthians 6:13 which states “ You say, “Food for the stomach and the stomach for food, and God will destroy them both.” The body, however, is not meant for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body”; and (c) 1 Corinthians 6: 18 which states “Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body”. In my approach I explore two Christian’s interpretations of the sexual immorality and sexual sin within the context of a loving pre-marital relationship.