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June 23-24, 2020

 

On The Chosen

or

On Being Less Berean Than Needed

 

The Chosen is getting really good reviews

(apparently even Kari Jobe likes it,

at least thats what Facebook says,

though who she is I wouldnt know

until I looked her up in Wikipedia)

and, I must admit, I have been tempted

so many are saying so much good

“production values”

“faithful”

“enlightening”

it seemed the best thing yet to follow after

The Gospel of John or The Miracle Maker

so I looked it up and learned

it isnt

it wasnt

it might not be either

from just reviewing the synopses

such background has been added

that Jesus gets lost in the clutter

 


 

For many years I have been troubled by the casual attitude many Christians have toward portrayals of Christ that are of doubtful truth; but perhaps that so many of us have such an attitude shouldnt be too great a surprise. Too many of us dont have any problem with entertainments that go against what the Bible teaches. Too many of us dont have any problem with practices that go against what the Bible teaches. Too many of us dont have any problem with teachers who do not allow the Bible to teach them. Too many of us dont have any problem with not allowing the Bible to teach us.

 

Too many of us are untouched and unchanged by what the Bible teaches. That so many of us can therefore praise or appreciate questionable things shouldnt be a surprise, it should be a cause for concern. And prayer.

 


On "The Chosen"
A poem by Peter Rhebergen

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