The Bible or The Bible Series

Many of you have asked my opinion of the History channels mini-series, The Bible.  Well, I haven’t watched it in its entirety…only seen a few portions on the web.I have looked into the producers of the show. Roma Downey has some serious theological hurdles to overcome coming from a Roman Catholic background and being schooled in the University of Santa Monica, a private graduate school founded by New Age spiritual and self-help guru John-Roger. She apparently will graduate with a master’s degree in spiritual psychology in June.  Spiritual pyschology??? From a New Age self-help guru???  Hmmmm….that is very disturbing indeed.In other news, the theological advisors for the film are a train wreck waiting to happen.  In fact, there is such a Smorgasbord of theological positioning that those consulted make up the ingredients for a perfectly poisonous ecumenical stew. Let me see…the ingedients are…

  • 1 cup of Joel Osteen’s self-help name it and claim it mantra
  • 1 quart of Rick Warren’s no doctrine needed purpose driven drival
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Erwin Macmanus’s emergent mysticism
  • 2 pinches of Tom Peterson’s “come home to Rome” New Evangelization
  • and a few dashes of Groeschel, Gabe Lyons, and Samuel Rodriguez.

Now, I have no time here today to get into the dangers of the above poisonous “ingredients”. A little dilligence and discernment on your part is needed.  Please! Please be discerning. Please do a little research on anything that claims to be “Christian” before mixing into your stew.  like the saying says, “All that glitters is not gold”.  Be a Berean.
Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so.  Acts 17:11

So, since I have not partaken of the series part 1 in its entirety, I offer these other links to consider for now:

The Bible versus the bible Miniseries by Kevin Inman
Chris Rosebrough-Fighting For the Faith
Joel Osteen Consultant
Do Not Be Surprised
Wretched Radio
The Sufficiency of Scripture from GTY.org

Read the Bible everyday!!!

Kevin