Day 5: The Gospel Twisted In Movies

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“The Gospel Twisted in Movies”

If you joined me last month when we were fasting from video games, you have discovered that certain video games undermine the Gospel and the character of Jesus Christ in ways that would be considered sacrilegious and blasphemous. Sadly, Hollywood has made some movies that do the exact same thing.

I found this passage from the book, ” The New World Order”, by Russell Burrill and I would like to share it with you.

“Some of the most beloved and popular films of our day undermine basic Christianity with New Age thinking. The popular ‘Star Wars’ films took the basic Bible story of the controversy between good and evil and relegated it to intergalactic space. Instead of ‘God be with you’, people now said ‘the force be with you.’ Insidiously, the force had replaced God. Even one of the most popular films of all time, ‘E.T.’, undermined basic Christianity by substituting E.T. for Christ. For example, in the closing scenes of the film, E.T. dies, is clothed in a white linen shroud, is resurrected, and ascends into the heavens as those who found him look on. Those scenes bear unmistakable references to the death, burial, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus. In the minds of many Americans, E.T. and the heroes of ‘Star Wars’ have replaced Christ and the Christian heaven.”

The New Word Order, Russell Burrill, pg. 149, Copyright (c) 1992, 1993 by Seminars Unlimited, Second Printing April 1993, Printed in the United States of America by the Review and Herald Publishing Association

If you would like more information on how movies distort the messages of the Bible please check out “Battlefield Hollywood” by Little Light Studios. These videos are really good on this subject.

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