Did you know that in the hugely popular series, The Chosen, the apostle Peter continually calls John the Baptist “creepy John”? Yet the Bible highly esteems John the Baptist saying he would “be great in the sight of the Lord” and come in the spirit and power of Elijah—Luke 1:15-17. Did you know that in The Chosen, Jesus and John the Baptist get into an argument about whether John should confront Herod or not. But would the Bible’s John of the Baptist, who said he was not even worthy to untie the laces of Jesus’ sandles, argue with Jesus Christ, and is there any hint in God’s Word that Jesus disapproved of John the Baptist’s confronting a leader who was committing adultery? The following video, done by a man who gave us permission to use his video, shows and discusses these scenes and others from The Chosen. As did our booklet, The Chosen Series: 10 Critical Concerns,1 the video below provides ample evidence that The Chosen discredits God’s Word.
(originally from IThink Biblically YouTube channel; copied and used with permission)
Lighthouse Trails Editors
That is basically saying that everything is ok. But the Bible warns about spiritual deception all the way from the book of Genesis to the book of Revelation. Should we not do so also?
I wonder how many unsaved people have watched it and that was the catalyst which led them to “confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” I highly doubt ppl like myself, who are 40+ years into this walk, will lose their faith bc of this show. If they did I would say that their faith was built on the sand and not the rock. Who are we to discern what God will or will not use, to lead a person to salvation??
Twisting Scripture, and presenting a Jesus that’s not in the Bible. Something you would expect from a producer who has embraced Mormonism as acceptable Christian doctrine, and who uses a committed Roman Catholic as the lead actor for Jesus in his ecclesiastical fairy tale.
I am always leary of things the masses embrace. It is so much easier to sit and be entertained with movies about the Bible, rather than studying it for ourselves. It is heartbreaking to see the effect the movie industry is having on the church.
Thank you, I have long been concerned since this is theater production. The Chosen are often far away from the confines of scripture with imagination and assumptions.
Lighthouse Trails Editors
Yes, Kay. You are right. We reference that video in our booklet on The Chosen. He did an excellent job.
A youtube channel called “Kingdom Enterprises” did a marvelous documentary on ‘The Chosen” that I highly recommend: