Heard the saying, “Everyone’s a Critic”?
I received some comments and criticisms about the Bible Miniseries on how Satan was portrayed to look like President Obama. This statement has gone viral and people are now all ‘out of sorts.’
We will always have critics and those who stir up dissension among the masses. In my opinion, I don’t believe that Roma and Mark (the producers of the show) went out to purposely look for an Obama look-a-like to play the role of Satan.
I will say however, this seems to me, like a demonic ploy to lead a protest against the show and I am sure that the ‘real’ Satan is getting a kick out of it!
Paving the Way?
Could it be, that in spite of these types of up rises, as well as our theological differences, that this Bible Miniseries could be used as a sort of ‘forerunner’ (like John the Baptist) paving the way that would ultimately bring in new people to our churches who may be finally ready to make a commitment to Christ?
Why critics so hostile?
Further, is it necessary for the ‘Christian’ community to be so hostile in expressing their views against the show?
It reminds me of the Pharisees in the Bible. They did not rejoice over the healing, rather, they made an issue out of the fact that the healing took place on the Sabbath!
Our bickering and criticisms amongst one another illustrates, once again, the “GREAT DIVIDE.”
Who would want to join a religion or come into a relationship with Jesus when His supposed followers can’t agree on anything regarding their faith?
Someone wrote “A little poison kills” to which I say, “..and so does starvation.”
Let’s give credit to those who are making attempts.
At least they are doing something! They are making an attempt to evangelize and expose people to the Word.
Let’s tell the truth and shame the devil – if exposing people to the Word or evangelizing were left up to many of us as their only form of nourishment, the people would ‘starve’ to death!
Are there some theological issues that I have concerning the show?
You bet. I see them and have made note of them and will use this platform to discuss them.
Are they show stoppers?
In my opinion, they are not ‘show stoppers’ but opportunities for discussion. I offer a challenge to use the show as a segue to begin conversations of faith. Think about it, what an opportunity this could be.
To those who are ‘UNchurched’, we should use caution so that we do not play into validating their beliefs that the Bible contradicts itself, rather discuss scenes that in your view were theologically represented correctly.
For the believer, this is an opportunity to dig deeper for greater revelation.
Stay tuned I believe I will begin to address in a more formal way some of the theological issues that surfaced during the show.