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  1. Cherry Bieber

    My husband and I watched the first four episodes and we weren’t impressed. We have been very concerned to see how some people have come to feel that watching The Chosen is akin to spending time in God’s Word. It is our opinion that attempting to put the Bible into movie format has never been a good idea. The Chosen is no exception.

  2. Kevin C Hale

    I have been a fan of The Chosen since I first watched it at the end of 2020. At that time there were only four episodes of the first season available.
    I have been a Christian since the age of 7 . I have been an ordained minister for over 20 years and served in Southern Baptist churches in Missouri and Kansas.
    At the end of the 2018, my wife was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. 2019 saw us going through some good days and bad days, thinking towards the end of the year that we may have beaten it. However, in December of 2019 the cancer came back as stage 4 stomach cancer having metastasized to lymph nodes. My wife fought a good fight through most of the 2020 but on September 3rd she passed away. I was devastated. With everything going on with Covid-19, I had been working from home. There was one day in November when I just kind of checked out from work. I didn’t call anybody . I didn’t let anybody know what I was doing. I turned my phone off for a time. My supervisor, who was a Christian lady, wound up having to call my son, who wound up calling my wife’s phone since mine wouldn’t answer. I assured him that I was not going to injure myself or do anything like that, But I was in a very bad state of mind. I started flipping through YouTube just to find something to take my mind away from things and I came across a show I’d never heard about called The Chosen. I began to watch it and I felt God lifting my spirit as Jesus, at the end of the first episode, reached out to Mary Magdalene. I was hooked and continued to watch it. Then I began to discover some other people who were interested in the series and were analyzing it for its good and bad content. From that point on until now I have watched all four seasons. Each season to me has gotten better. I look forward to the 5th season that they are currently in the process of making which will be the Passion Week. Season 6 is all going to be the day of the crucifixion and season 7, the resurrection and days following leading to Christ’s Ascension. Beyond that, I wish they would go further, but I don’t know what they are planning at this point. When Jesus healed a man born blind, the Pharisees questioned him as to his belief of Jesus. His statement was “I don’t know anything about this man. What I know is that I was once blind, and now I see.” That’s my feelings toward The Chosen. Good or bad, I know what The Chosen did for me and has continued do for me through the seasons. It brought me out of a deep pit of darkness and gave me new hope and restored joy that I hadn’t had for many weeks following my wife’s death.
    The series promotes Jesus humanity and the faults of his followers as they were learning to become disciples. It portrays the disciples and followers as normal, everyday people. They had their faults and or slow to understand all of Jesus’ teachings.
    I haven’t felt every part of the episodes follow the gospels exactly, and creative license is predominant, but the message is…

  3. Ross Brownrigg

    It also reminds me of what a preacher of yesteryear said (forgive me if I don’t get the quote perfectly correct, because I received it 2nd hand):
    “A time will come when instead of shepherds feeding the sheep, the church will have clowns entertaining the goats.”

  4. GJ

    A conscience handled carelessly… does it not induce demeaning slavery?

    John 8:34 Jesus answered them, “Most certainly I tell you, everyone who commits sin is the bondservant [slave (NASB)] of sin.

    Jesus Christ is the Voice of Truth [the pricked conscience]. We killed Him attempting to silence Him… His Prophets and Apostles were slaughtered for testifying about Him. We’re blind, dumb, and naked. However, by His mercy and grace, God didn’t strip of us His image… the ability to respond to that Voice.

    Today, to trivialize doctrine… that which develops a good conscience… is the muzzling any different?

    1 Timothy 6:3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.

    Can God’s Love be lived out through a censored conscience?

    1 John 4:5 They are of the world. Therefore they speak of the world, and the world hears them. 6 We are of God. He who knows God listens to us. He who is not of God doesn’t listen to us. By this we know the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.7 Beloved, let’s love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves has been born of God, and knows God.

    2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God [God-breathed (WEB)], and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

    If we continue to throw a “mask” on the mouth of this Voice (God’s Breath… His Word… the Holy Spirit)… kicking against the pricks… attempting to suffocate… working against into resistance… there’s no excuse left.

  5. M

    There are so many things like this inside and outside of the Church, which are, in one way or another, testing Christians, especially their discernment. All of this has, of course, revealed a stunning lack of discernment.

    This is similar to, but not exactly like:

    “…you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams, ***for the Lord your God is testing you*** to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.”
    Deuteronomy 13:3

  6. or….. we can watch The Chosen as if the Bible does exist
    ” which it does, of course” and compare stories, Find Roumie’s stories in the Bible, then we can say that it is accurate. That movie gives off a creepy feeling, yet enticing at the same time, very dangerous for those
    who want so much to believe and identify with Jesus.
    We all want that, but if you really dig deep into the Word of God you will get what you need.

  7. Beth

    The sad thing about religious movies is that they add to God’ s Word, or take away. As a child I loved the Ten Commandments, with Charlton Heston who played Moses. Later after becoming a Born Again believer in Jesus Christ, I sesrched the scriptures for Moses’ s story. I couldn’t find anything about his halfbrother, or his mistress or many things that had been potrayed in that movie. The Bible says Moses was meek. Charlton Heston who played Moses was an Alpha male..lol so much for that. My point is as the other commenter made is that it puts a wrong picture of the Bible in our minds and hearts.

  8. Beth

    Woe unto them who call good evil and evil good. Sadly many professing christians are led astray because they know not the voice of the True Shepherd, but follow the False Shepherds instead.

  9. Maria Kneas

    Thank you for raising those important questions about “The Chosen” and giving us a good Biblical perspective about them. I hope and pray that this information will be spread far and wide, as an antidote to these seriously false teachings, and these presentations of a false Christ who has little resemblance to the Lord Jesus Christ of the Bible.

  10. CHARLEY

    run from this false film it will delude your minds with a false gospel bringing in the one world antichrist system. study to show thy self approved unto GOD. 2NDTIM 2-15

  11. Theo Van Vliet

    Thank you for publishing this excellent booklet.

    In Question #9, Dallas Jenkins says to watch The Chosen as though the Bible didn’t exist. Actually, he’s got it backwards: Christians need to read their Bibles as though The Chosen didn’t exist. Watching The Chosen causes unwanted visual images to remain in one’s mind that are difficult to eradicate. When reading stories of Jesus and His disciples in the Bible afterwards, those pictures come to mind, even if one doesn’t want them to. This is particularly a problem when it is the face, voice and mannerisms of the actor Jonathan Roumie that come to mind when reading about Jesus in scripture. How can a sinful human actor ever hope to portray the sinless Son of God? Better to not watch The Chosen at all and keep one’s mind clear for receiving the truth of scripture in untainted fashion.

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