Monday, March 03, 2014

Roma Downey's "Jesus" Movie Isn't about the Jesus of Scripture

Things to consider with New Ager Roma Downey's new movie "The 'Son of God' ". I put 'Son of God' in quotes because it's not the true Son of God, who is Jesus Christ the risen Lord, eternally the Second Person in the Trinity, thrice holy, impeccable (could NOT sin), hates sin and wickedness, and did not die for everyone nor did He come to make people feel justified in their sin.


Can I ask bluntly:  Why are we letting this woman have even the slightest degree of influence in our churches? Why do we invite her to the most influential places of Christian ministry without bringing up her New Age beliefs, calling for her to reject these beliefs?  ...

Questions I will be asking—

  • Is Jesus presented as pre-existent?
    • Is there any indication that Jesus is the eternal Son of God?
    • Does it appear that Jesus “began” in Bethlehem?
    • Is Jesus the Creator, through whom all things were made?
    • Is Jesus presented as the Jewish Messiah coming to establish the Kingdom of God?
      • Is there any concept that Jesus is the fulfillment of ancient prophecy?
      • Are we shown that Jesus was sent to receive “the throne of His Father David” and that He would “reign over the house of Jacob?”
      • Is there any indication that Jesus would restore creation and fulfill that at which Adam failed?
      • Is Jesus presented as the only option for salvation?
        • He will likely be presented as “the way, the truth, and the life,” but will we be informed that “no man comes to the Father but by Me?”
        • Will the uninformed be inspired that Jesus was a good man and a great spiritual Being, or will they be informed that Jesus is their only spiritual option?
        • Is Jesus’ death presented as an essential act of propitiation, or is it an act of love which motivates our obedience?
          • Will the work of Christ on the cross be presented at that which motivates us to be our spiritual best, or that which fully paid the price of sin and made salvation and the forgiveness of sins possible?
          • Is there any indication that Jesus is the returning judge and King?
            • Without a picture of a returning Judge and King, we simply have a motivational story. If Jesus is coming back to “judge the living and the dead,” then we need to commit our lives to Him alone.
I realize that no movie can cover it all adequately (just as no sermon can).  

~ Stand Up For the Truth on "The Son of 'God'" movie

Here is the Jesus of Scripture, who came the first time in humility, born as a baby, died on a cross, and rose again from the dead according to the Scripture; to come again a second time as the Roaring Lion of Judah: does this sound like the New Age-everybody-loves-Jesus Jesus?

Rev 2:16  Therefore repent. If not, I will come to you soon and war against them with the sword of my mouth. 

Rev 19:11  Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war. 
Rev 19:12  His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems, and he has a name written that no one knows but himself. 
Rev 19:13  He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which he is called is The Word of God. 
Rev 19:14  And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, were following him on white horses. 
Rev 19:15  From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron. He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty. 
Rev 19:16  On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords. 

Rev 19:21  And the rest were slain by the sword that came from the mouth of him who was sitting on the horse, and all the birds were gorged with their flesh. 

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