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I no longer watch portrayals of the bible — on movies, TV or even church plays.
It’s a “sola scriptura” conviction for me.
No matter how diligently the director might try to adhere to the bible, there is always a tremendous amount of interpretation that happens.
Interpretation is fine — every sermon, book and devotional has it.
But, the visual nature of movies, TV and plays have a powerful, sub-conscious impact on me.
For example — I’m a fan of the Lord of the Ring books. I read them three times before I saw the movies. My mental image of Hobbits from reading the books was very different than in the movie. _Very different._ I liked my mental image better.
But, now, when I read the books, I see the movie version of Hobbits in my head, not my own!
I didn’t chose this to happen. It was involuntary on my part.
Surely, this same thing happens when when I see a portrayal of the Jesus. Without meaning to, it shapes my future reading of the bible.
I don’t want that!
Hi Dr. Brown,
I know this may be off topic, but I was wondering if you are going to address the Christ at the Checkpoint conference that is happening in Bethlehem next week? I know there are Messianic Jewish leaders attending including Dan Juster & Oded Shoshani. I have a friend who is bringing a group and I tried to talk to her about my concerns but she kept saying it’s not what we are told it is. I would like to hear your comments.
That’s a good point Greg. I never really thought about movies that way (the projecting of visual images from movies into our readings of books and historical writings). But your very right. For certain events involving Jesus, I tend to get this visual image of Jesus who looks like the Jim Caviezel portrayal of him from Mel Gibson’s Passion. I even have the background images and settings in mind when I think of, for example, the woman caught in adultery (John 8).
It would be interesting to see how much peoples’ views and perceptions of Jesus come from modern portrayals of him from movies, television, plays and images depicted of him in churches or in books.
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Thank you for today’s program. I think throughout history people have portrayed Jesus through the lens of their own culture. Look at older paintings and Jesus always seems to be just like us.
I don’t plan on seeing it. I don’t care for movies on the Bible either because sometimes I will find myself wondering….”Is that in the Bible, or where did I see that?…only to find out later that it was only in a movie, not from the Bible.
I wouldn’t see it. I think it cheapens the Gospel message to spending $10 at a theatre for some Hollywood production company’s interpretation of it into a movie just so it can make some money.
Well, it least you don’t think Moses looks Charlton Heston gripping his guns until his hand turns blue. Yikes!
I purposefully didn’t watch the Passion of The Christ.
Even though I bless the Catholics, I don’t share their emphasis on the suffering Christ. After all, the bible doesn’t go on-and-on about it. (Not to deny that The Christ’s suffering is an important part of his messianic role.)
Well, I wish a joyous Shrove Tuesday to everybody.
Unless I backslide, you won’t see me around here for Lent.
For the last number of years I’ve given up some form of technology or media for Lent and found it very helpful in my spiritual discipline.
This year, I’m giving-up radio.
I’ll probably be back after Easter.
I can’t imagine that this Lenten fast will “stick” — I like radio too much.
All the more reason to give-it-up for a season, I suppose.
I am going to give up on Disney, and Television (Hollywierd). Greg, I spend a lot less time in talk radio land, but I will not give up on line of fire radio. Tues program I can not wait!
Blood moons- in addition I have not heard anyone connect 2014 Purim (Full moon March 2014.)
Also May 2014 full moon Israel’s founding.) Add that to the blood moon conversation. 2014 this event is a significant event connected to the other 6 or 7 other blood moon series ie Easter, Egypt, ect.
Correction Esther- Easter is not even close.
Purim and Esther,not Easter. Purim 2014 is a Purim for history.
I gave up Lent, Easter, Xmas, Sunday, etc. so as to give in to YHWH. He has His Holy days that He invented for His Holy people. Why bother with substitute a man-made religion when you can participate in the real thing?
I agree Bo. I have come back to Yeshua after a long time away and I never want to leave Him again. I don’t know what to do about a church cause I don’t want all the false stuff anymore. I read something about the trinity being false from the Restored Church of God. I really just stumbled on the web site and I know nothing about them and maybe I should just leave well enough alone.
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