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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Every Body Not Happy With The Miniseries "The Bible"???

The Bible is a docudrama based on the stories in The Bible. As with any dramatization, some stories and timelines were altered to create a moving story that fit the 10 hour time frame. 
The miniseries "The Bible" will premiere tonight on the history channel, but not without the usual internet noise and grumbling from within the Christian community.

I'm finding that some of the loudest noise is coming from folks who are not fans of the (NIV) New International Version of the Bible  and the (NRS) New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, in which the series is based.

There's noise surrounding the docudrama producers, husband and wife team Mark Burnett and Roma Downey. Husband Mark Burnett, is one of the industry’s biggest and most successful reality show producers ('Sarah Palin’s Alaska,' ‘Survivor,’ ‘The Apprentice,’ ‘Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader’ etc.) wife Roma Downey the "Touched By An  Angle" star is Roman Catholic and rumors by some to be a new ager.

There's also (questions) noise surrounding the team of advisors who was consultants while writing and filming the miniseries. Some of the team includes:
  1. Rick Warren – Pastor, Saddleback
  2. Joel Osteen – Pastor, Lakewood Church
  3. Erwin McManus – Pastor, Mosaic
 4. Jim Daly – Focus on the Family
 5. Sam Rodriguez – National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference
 6. Paul Eshleman – Campus Crusade for Christ
 7. Bobby Gruenewald – YouVersion Bible
8. Bishop T. D. Jakes - The Potter House 
9. Dr. Cynthia Hale - Ray of Hope.
In the above clip Bishop Jakes, who is part of the advisor team, give "his" commentary on Jesus and Pilate for the docudrama. The comment below is one that I found on a blog where they are fighting to get the truth out. (Whatever that mean)
This will be just one more blaspheme, one more mockery, one more insult to the Word of God and the Lord Jesus Himself by the lost world. The supposed response given by Jesus to Peter ("change the world") sends me through the roof with anger. If this is believed it will make Jesus out to be a fraud, a liar, and a deceiver because the world has not been changed (the answer implies change for the better) but growing increasingly worse day by day. It plants the seeds of doubt in the mind of the lost and those weak in the faith. It portrays our Lord as weak, ineffectual, and a mad dreamer (who is it that can really change the world for good?). To be sure, the Lord Jesus will change the world but not in the way dreamed of by these utopian, god manufacturing haters of the True and Living God."
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  1. I will not watch anything that T.D.Jakes is a part of.

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    1. Anonymous I don't think Bishop Jake's is part of the docudrama.

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  2. No one seems to ever please everyone.

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  3. If TD Jakes, Joel Osteen and Rick Warren were remotely involved or cosigned this...I'm out. Besides, Hollywood is Antichrist. Sweet and bitter water cannot come from the same fountain. Why would I trust this? I'm sure they are going to leave out or add something that is unbiblical. God gives stern warning about what we do with His word. I believe that applies to us who choose to partake in these random interpretations and presentations as well. Food for thought.

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    1. Godchaser thanks for the comment....Am I reading you right,"Hollywood is Antichrist",are you saying that there're no Christians in Hollywood?

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    2. I never even mentioned Christians in my comment I simply said Hollywood, which as I said below is the companies producing all the filth we see coming across the airwaves. You seem to know of some true disciples of Christ in Hollywood, standing out for Jesus and winning souls to the kingdom. Who are they cause I haven't seen any outside of Kirk Cameron? I'm looking for them.

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  4. There is a trem I was just introduced to, it is called BIBLIOLATRY; it is when the text of The Bible is revered more than the content and study.

    From that definition I go to Jhn 5:39-47; in which Jesus basically calls out the pharisees for studying the law and rejecting the actual content of who it was about.... They studied the "Word", and condemned others who re-translated, gleened practical wisdom from, and who actualized that It was about Christ.

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    1. Anonymous thanks for the comment and info....so in other words bibliolatry is the worship of the Bible....I never thought of it in those terms.

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  5. I don't get the whole "I will not watch anything T.D. Jakes is a part of" Unless you're not watching anything because unless Jesus made a film, there are sinners involved with everything televised. I count it as a blessing because it gets people talking, It gets people interested in the living word of God. If there is something in the film that isn't accurate according to scripture. We all have the opportunity to address it. Judging by the other things on television these days. I'd much rather watch this....

    And Hollywood is the anti-christ, and New York, Boston, or wherever we all live is not? There is sin everywhere. But there just may be those who are trying to be the light of places such as Hollywood. Look at the content of the film and then make an opinion but assuming that just because it was made in Hollywood it's corrupt and bad is well, just assuming.

    @ Anonymous, I don't understand your point. Jesus had a problem with how the Pharisees were interpreting the Law. Jesus came to fulfill the law. I'm not sure what you're implying with "Bibliolatry" but wanting to watch a movie or being excited about the Bible movie certainly doesn't fit into that definition.

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    1. When you endear The Word more the content , if you just look up the term , and just have the Holy spirit guide you you will see the point.

      It isn't difficult, Christ has called out those who are the literalist who condemn others who don't see what they demand they perceive. There are those who are in distress because this Bible documentary isn't exact.

      It is very silly to demand such a that when they aren't even at the same level they demand.

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  6. Why even watch t.v. then? Do we have to watch t.v.? I don't feel obligated to watch t.v. like that. Hollywood is not the city per se, it's the film and production companies. If you think they have a drive to spread the gospel in mind, you are sadly mistaken. Its all about money. I know of that which I speak. That's not an assumption. Hollywood is a business, and a cutthroat one at that. The devil is subtle. He doesn't give blatant in your face lies, he gives you the truth with a slight twist, just enough to ,make it a lie. That's why I give this a side eye. Furthermore, being a light means your life is VASTLY different that those around you...you stand out. Jesus did not lend in at all....show me one person who came from Hollywood outside of Kirk Cameron that is a light?

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  7. @Godchaser Stick to one subject at a time. Christians get into entertainment such as television because it's a way to reach people. No one said you have to be obligated to watch T.V. And you contradict yourself when you say statements such as "It's all about the money." and assume no one in Hollywood has a drive to spread the Gospel because in your same wall of text you named Kirk Cameron who is in Hollywood and makes movies such as Fireproof to....................Spread the Gospel.

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    1. What are you talking about? Did I not say name someone outside of Kirk Cameron?! I'm not on here to fight you or anyone else who peruses message boards looking to be an internet prophet/preacher. I said my comment as we are all free to do. So when u repeat the same thing I said in my comment in a way as to disagree with me, it makes me say...I'm done. I don't get into fruitless back and forths online. I see u consider yourself well versed in the scriptures and Godly affairs...praise God. Defend His word with the same vigor you defend people u don't even know and God be with you.

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  8. Oh and to answer your question about "Who besides Kirk Camerom" because apparently, one isn't enough for you... Patricia Heaton is a Christian. Ralph Winter, (The guy who produced Xmen first Class and the Fantastic Four) Also produced the Left Behind series. That actually starred Kirk Cameron. So not all of Hollywood is focused only on money.

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  9. At the end of the day, I care less about figuring out who is saved or unsaved in evil Hollywood. Neither you or me knows what their life is truly like or if they are truly saved! Many will say Lord Lord but He will tell them I never knew you. The point is, I'm concerned with my own soul and those of my family friends and others God puts in my path. We need to use the energy put into these online battles to get out and win souls. The real world is still moving out there...I've said my peace and I'm going to let you all have at it.

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  10. Christians should stand for the truth everywhere. Even online. The real world is moving out there at such a rapid rate because more and more some Christians are afraid to stand for anything. Jesus still stood for the truth against the Pharisees. The Pharisees didn't turn from their ways, but Jesus still did it because others would witness. just like how someone could read posts on this site and comments and think everything said is truth. I stand for the truth. And you should as well.

    Now even though Hollywood has much evil in it, it doesn't mean the motives behind this particular film were money driven. You don't know all of the people involved and to just make a blanket statement of it's from Hollywood so it has to be evil, is wrong. God can use someone from Hollywood for his glory, just like he used a murderer to free his people from Egypt, just like he used a king who wanted a married woman for his glory.

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    1. God is not going to use an unclean vessel to send His word. If u allow Him to show you what the scriptures mean, read Jeremiah 18. The word is clear. He is a holy God. If people don't read the word, you think the internet and movies will save them. He is the word. That my friend is what saves them,and im not talking about false converts. Moses is not to be referred to as a murderer. That's foolish to throw around. God used him after that, which we all have sinned, but when we are reborn we are no longer murderers, theives, etc. You can't just speak against a man of God in the Bible in that manner so loosely. Again Gods word and everything in it are living! David was used by God BEFORE he did those things. Afterwards, after REPENTANCE God used him. However, He didn't dance anymore. Great evil came upon him and his house. So...these are the same 2 scriptures people throw around to justify whatever they want and its a gross misuse of Gods word and is a fruit of the spirit of error. I suggest you reread these accounts and let the holy ghost, assuming you have it, minister to you. Be open to what He shows you, not what we've heard in church.
      We are to follow JESUS. Not Moses or David. Look at Jesus life and tell me the same God uses anybody garbage! Jesus is our example, why do y'all always pull out David and others, but not Jesus. I tell u why...b/c your wrong interpretations wont stand against the living word...Jesus.
      As for Hollywood, I simply don't care. Again, you defend people you don't know but misuse scripture?! Who cares about them. Ok so they aren't all evil...your point? Stand for truth online? If im telling the scriptures in my posts um??? That is the only truth. I come straight out the Bible with everything I believe. You r giving me opinions and speculation with no scriptural basis............take time out and study to show yourself approved.

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  11. Read this review: http://www.blogos.org/gotquestions/bible-miniseries-history-channel-1.php

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    1. Just as I thought. They leave out key parts of scripture and add what they want. Those not rooted and grounded in the word can be misled or justified in their actions...I.e Sodom and Gomorrah was portrayed wrongly. Thanks for the link.

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    2. Godchaser I love how got questions have broken the first series down.

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  12. Godchaser, did you actually read the review? The reviewer did notice some things that were not 100 percent accurate. As trying to fit the entire Bible in an 20 hour film would be impossible. However the reviewer says this " I applaud the producers for staying much closer to what the Bible says than most attempts at producing "biblically-based" or "biblically-inspired" movies and shows. The actors and actresses were good and looked appropriately Middle Eastern. The special effects and cinematography were also well done."

    Even if they didn't get it completely right, we can't applaud them for at least attempting? And getting it closer to the Bible so far than any previous attempt?

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  13. Yes sir i did. No one is asking them to make a 20 hour movie...when did i say that? I say don't make a movie or show about it period because its too easy for folks to lie on the word of God. See, Gods word is not the same as a Joan Collins novel where we say, "oh, they got close to the actual thing in the movie adaptation." It is not a common book and should be respected as what it is, the greatest book ever written...God breathed himself into those pages. I believe i am speaking with someone whose mind has been blinded by this world, so i leave you with Proverbs 30:6, Deuteronomy 4:2, Revelations 22:18,19. If we are to understand and come to know and love God, we have to know His word....accurately. Not one jot nor tittle should be missing. We have to get it all....line upon line,precept upon precept. If you are just looking for clean entertainment, which I believe you are, enjoy, but all things come at some cost and with some consequences. Read those Scriptures and see what God tells you from them. With that, I'm done talking about this subject.

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    1. Thanks Godchaser for telling the truth.

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  14. I hope and pray, Godchaser that you're not speaking to someone who is blinded by this world. And thank you for the scriptures. I have read (And will continue) to read and pray on the scripture.

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  15. Godchaser you spoke the truth!!!!!! Your comments are Biblically based!!!!! Amen!!!

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  16. AMEN! AMEN! GODCHASER

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  17. I watched the first episode and intend to watch the rest. The people involved, Rev. Jakes, Olsteen etc. are not my ministers, nor do I agree wholeheartedly with their teachings. However, I found "The Bible" docudrama interestng and thought provoking. We need that. Use your own common sense and go to the BIBLE for further study and fact checking if ya want. In a time when our children don't even know what date Christmas is and have no idea what Easter is all about,(actually took a survey in school) any introduction to the Bible is welcome. In a time when media rules, hopefully this will at least spark some interest in Bible teachings, stories etc. As the first episode points out, the Bible teaches us who we are, how we live, love, make choices, and struggle to overcome hardships. These teachings gives us structure, something sorely lacking today.

    Jackie

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